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Pcp recommended therapy & prescribed meds for depression.After 3 sessions, the therapist said i was not ready. Now what?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ask for explanation

Please ask your therapist to explain why s/he feels you are "not ready for therapy.
" there are many types of psychotherapy. If a therapist is skilled and experienced, s/he will have multiple ways of working with people, from whatever point they begin. However, some people are unwilling to discuss their issues at all, or to consider their own impact on their lives. Does this describe you?

In brief: Ask for explanation

Please ask your therapist to explain why s/he feels you are "not ready for therapy.
" there are many types of psychotherapy. If a therapist is skilled and experienced, s/he will have multiple ways of working with people, from whatever point they begin. However, some people are unwilling to discuss their issues at all, or to consider their own impact on their lives. Does this describe you?
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Therapy

Ready for ?. Medications prescribed?. Please clarify.

In brief: Therapy

Ready for ?. Medications prescribed?. Please clarify.
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Dr. Jim Meehan
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Pill-less health

Quit relying on medications to relieve depression.
You weren't born with an anti-depressant deficiency. It is more likely you are suffering from a nutrient and activity deficiency. Start with the basics of a great diet, a few minutes of intense exercise every day, 7+ hours of sleep each night, 10-15 minutes of sunlight per day, and focusing on the reality that you are powerful and capable.

In brief: Pill-less health

Quit relying on medications to relieve depression.
You weren't born with an anti-depressant deficiency. It is more likely you are suffering from a nutrient and activity deficiency. Start with the basics of a great diet, a few minutes of intense exercise every day, 7+ hours of sleep each night, 10-15 minutes of sunlight per day, and focusing on the reality that you are powerful and capable.
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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice

In brief: Unfortunately

Unfortunately this question is too broad.
What did your therapist say? Not ready for what?What medication was prescribed? How long have you been on it? Do you feel any different? Please be specific when asking questions? It is our privilege to answer them. But, this one is lacking in specifics.

In brief: Unfortunately

Unfortunately this question is too broad.
What did your therapist say? Not ready for what?What medication was prescribed? How long have you been on it? Do you feel any different? Please be specific when asking questions? It is our privilege to answer them. But, this one is lacking in specifics.
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