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Indulging in hobbies to improve mental health - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have had the worst three days, I have strep feeling lousy. I have also been having some real problems with my mental health. I ended things with a therapist I was seeing because they were no help. I don't feel real stable even with meds....
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   let me read
User :   Hi
Doctor :   please provide me the details of all the symptoms you are having
User :   I am real tired, my throat hurts, I have a headache, emotionally drained and upset
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   this is from how many days
User :   For a couple weeks now
Doctor :   what did the therapist diagnosed and what treatment are you on now ?
User :   Nothing, I was diagnosed with severe depression, reccurrent, PTSD, and an anxiety disorder through someone else
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are you on any medication?
User :   I am taking medication but still really struggling
Doctor :   only medication will not help you in resolving the issue you are facing
Doctor :   you also need CBT - cognitive behavior therapy
Doctor :   it is the combination of medicines with CBT and counseling which will give good results
User :   I don't want to go this again with a therapist
Doctor :   have you undergone the CBT ?
User :   Yes, I am tired of working with therapists that don't care
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   we have alternative solution also
Doctor :   which is your favorite hobby ?
User :   I really don't have one
Doctor :   develop one hobby and indulge seriously into it
Doctor :   you can see the improvement in yourself with in a fortnight
Doctor :   what you are experiencing is withdrawn from your self
Doctor :   now come out with yourself that is the solution
Doctor :   choose one hobby which involve physical activity as well as some thought process like gardening, painting, sports is a excellent in this regard
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