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Im really depressed, but I don't know how to get help. Where do I start?
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Dr. Horacio Capote
Psychiatry
9 doctors agree
In brief: Primary Care Doc
Talk to your pcp & tell her/him what's going on.
An evaluation can then ensue starting with a any physical problem that can masquerade as depression (such as hypothyroidism). After that, if depression is diagnosed, treatment can begin --- ideally with a combination of psychotherapy & medication. Of course, you can always start to exercise, eat right, & meditate at any time to better your health.

In brief: Primary Care Doc
Talk to your pcp & tell her/him what's going on.
An evaluation can then ensue starting with a any physical problem that can masquerade as depression (such as hypothyroidism). After that, if depression is diagnosed, treatment can begin --- ideally with a combination of psychotherapy & medication. Of course, you can always start to exercise, eat right, & meditate at any time to better your health.
Dr. Horacio Capote
Dr. Horacio Capote
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4 doctors agree
In brief: Seek treatment
See a health care professional as soon as you can.
If you do not have insurance, your nearest community mental health center can assist you with getting an evaluation and treatment. If you have a primary care doctor, speak to them about it and/ or ask them to refer you to a specialist. If suicidal, contact the nearest hospital. You are not alone, there are people who care about you & want to help.

In brief: Seek treatment
See a health care professional as soon as you can.
If you do not have insurance, your nearest community mental health center can assist you with getting an evaluation and treatment. If you have a primary care doctor, speak to them about it and/ or ask them to refer you to a specialist. If suicidal, contact the nearest hospital. You are not alone, there are people who care about you & want to help.
Dr. Brandon Riesenmy
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Dr. Kalyn Diamond
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Talk to your doctor
Schedule an appointment to talk with your doctor, or make an appointment with a psychologist or psychiatrist.
They will be able to evaluate and talk with you about treatment options. Evidence based psychotherapy and/or medications can be very effective. Take care.

In brief: Talk to your doctor
Schedule an appointment to talk with your doctor, or make an appointment with a psychologist or psychiatrist.
They will be able to evaluate and talk with you about treatment options. Evidence based psychotherapy and/or medications can be very effective. Take care.
Dr. Kalyn Diamond
Dr. Kalyn Diamond
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