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Chronic depression leading to suicidal attempts - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   How to contact Dr. XXXXXXXX XXX
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   DR. XXXXXXXX here
User :   Sorry Dr some problem got disconnected
Doctor :   you need to place request to customercare team
Doctor :   they wil get back to you with all the details along with contacts
User :   Sure, will he have enough time to spend. Coz I have seen people just giving some medication and sending people.
Doctor :   I am sorry, I am not sure of this as I have no personal contact with him
Doctor :   so I cannot comment on this
User :   Are counselor better or psycatrist
User :   Need help on chronic depression, almost at stage of suicide.
Doctor :   usually counselor gives more time than psychiatrist. but for initial diagnosis and follow-up psychiatrist is better
User :   That's really of help
Doctor :   you can also choose to have phone consult with our panel specialists for depression problem
Doctor :   you ca see my recommendation on right hand sid eof chat window
Doctor :   click on that to go ahead with it
User :   I have seen
Doctor :   we can arrange call from the specialist for you
Doctor :   and after that you can discuss the treatment options with your psychiatrist/psychologist
Doctor :   are you on any medication now?
Doctor :   since when you are faced with depression issues?
User :   Yes
User :   1yr
Doctor :   ok. are you regular on medications? have they been helping you?
Doctor :   are you on any supportive therapy or counseling along with medication?
User :   I have not taken any medication for depression. I need a person to talk and share opinion first.
Doctor :   you can visit St.XXX and meet Dr. XXX, she is good, and gentle. you can also have counseling sessions done there.
User :   As a classic case i feel I am always right
Doctor :   you will need to be put on medications to control it along with counseling sessions to be able to be back to normalcy
User :   How do i reach her?
Doctor :   slowly the dose of medications can be tapered with follow-ups and stopped if you are responding well
Doctor :   you will need to go there directly and meet, there is no appointment fixing there
User :   I am bit hesitant on medication
Doctor :   you can probably meet her in evenings for special consultation when crowd is very less
User :   Anyway leave it to her to decide
Doctor :   if teh problem is severe, you will need them atleast for sometime
Doctor :   and it will be to benefit you, so do not be apprehensive for medication use
User :   ok
User :   Dr. XXX, thats her full name?
Doctor :   you can call up on 0000 or 0000 to see which days she is available in evenings.
Doctor :   yes that is her full name
Doctor :   XXX was her maiden name
User :   Ok thanks for the contact details
Doctor :   both are same person, you can be assured.
User :   I will call her immediately and fix an appointment
Doctor :   she was my lecturer 7 years back
User :   Thanks
Doctor :   so do not worry, she is good.
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   Oh! that's great
User :   Actually I have taken Psychology in a distant education
User :   ironical that i need some help immediately
Doctor :   ok
User :   Thanks Dr XXX
User :   I have nothing more
User :   Have a nice day.
Doctor :   everyone are faced with ups and downs in life.. so do not worry
Doctor :   your problems too can be solved
User :   thanks
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now. and wish you a nice day too
User :   bye
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