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I am struggling with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, chronic back pain and insomnia. I want to start taking meds for these problems, should i?
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In brief: It would likely help
A psychiatric evaluation would likely result in targeting the depression which if treated effectively can alleviate some or all of the other symptoms.
Other things such as psychotherapy, nutrition, lifestyle changes, and assessing possible addiction issues are important as well.

In brief: It would likely help
A psychiatric evaluation would likely result in targeting the depression which if treated effectively can alleviate some or all of the other symptoms.
Other things such as psychotherapy, nutrition, lifestyle changes, and assessing possible addiction issues are important as well.
Dr. Michael Notorangelo
Dr. Michael Notorangelo
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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
The key word is "struggling" as it indicated the degres of distress you have.
There are good treatments for these problems. Get a good evaluation by a psychiatrist and treatment would consist of therapy as well as medications.

In brief: Yes
The key word is "struggling" as it indicated the degres of distress you have.
There are good treatments for these problems. Get a good evaluation by a psychiatrist and treatment would consist of therapy as well as medications.
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depression/Anxiety
Consultation with a psychiatrist helps determine diagnosis & provide appropriate tx

In brief: Depression/Anxiety
Consultation with a psychiatrist helps determine diagnosis & provide appropriate tx
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Talk with U PCP
There r a lot of good medication available.

In brief: Talk with U PCP
There r a lot of good medication available.
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Dr. Bassam Amawi
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Mindfulness
Try reading on mindfulness before you start any meds.

In brief: Mindfulness
Try reading on mindfulness before you start any meds.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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