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What kind of doctor sees somebody for sadness?

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Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sadness

Sadness (which may indicate a mood disorder) is best managed by your primary care physician or a psychiatrist.

In brief: Sadness

Sadness (which may indicate a mood disorder) is best managed by your primary care physician or a psychiatrist.
Dr. Harris Cohen
Dr. Harris Cohen
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sadness

Any doctor can encounter a patient with sadness, then make proper referral to a specialist after thorough evaluation of possible causes of sadness, physical or psychological.

In brief: Sadness

Any doctor can encounter a patient with sadness, then make proper referral to a specialist after thorough evaluation of possible causes of sadness, physical or psychological.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology

In brief: DEPRESSION

Get an evaluation from a psychiatrist to help identify what depression means to you and whatever else may be bothering you.
Consider recommendations for medication if any are given. Get a referral for a reputable psychotherapist to speak with. Meds and therapy combined are most optimal; no just one or the other.

In brief: DEPRESSION

Get an evaluation from a psychiatrist to help identify what depression means to you and whatever else may be bothering you.
Consider recommendations for medication if any are given. Get a referral for a reputable psychotherapist to speak with. Meds and therapy combined are most optimal; no just one or the other.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Many types

Sadness is a normal emotion.
However, for overwhelming sadness especially if in combination with poor function in other areas of life consider a clinical psychologist, a psychiatrist, a clinical social worker or your family doctor. Take care.

In brief: Many types

Sadness is a normal emotion.
However, for overwhelming sadness especially if in combination with poor function in other areas of life consider a clinical psychologist, a psychiatrist, a clinical social worker or your family doctor. Take care.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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