Question: I just moved to the Northwest Arkansas area and need a private practice psychiatrist
. This area encompasses the cities of Fayetteville, Springdale, XXXXXXX Bentonville, XXXXXXX Vista, and Eureka XXXXXXX I have been looking online for days and made scores of phone calls to no avail. Most are associated with government type groups where you see a therapist first and then have to wait anywhere from 45 days to 3 months before seeing a psychiatrist. My issues cannot wait this long. I suffer from chronic severe anxiety
. I've been treated for these in the past but have been struggling along for the past three years with no help as I have been surrounded by Christian friends who believe my problem is a lack of faith in God. I'm a Christian and do believe in God's power to help me, but my problems have not gone away and they are debilitating, causing me to be unable to function normally and constantly battle fear and anxiousness, and frequent panic attacks. I just want my life back. I want to teach school again and live a normal life. I am willing to self-pay, so that I will not be restricted to doctors/clinics that take Medicare/Medicaid, which I'm on because of Disability
following an accident that damaged my left femur and right shoulder, required five surgeries and a year on a walker, and compounding my mental/emotional issues.I'm now facing seriously stressful issues: my teenage son is in bad trouble with the law, is on probation and continues to make bad decisions. I've moved here to try to help him through is drug addiction
issues and get him on his feet. This requires me to get a job teaching to provide for us both, and to find an apartment, furnish it (since I have nothing following a traumatic divorce and custody battles); my father recently passed away, my mother has Altzheimer's and is in bad shape; and I have chronic severe pain
in my right shoulder from an unsuccessful shoulder replacement
. In short, I'm overwhelmed to the point of dreading waking up each morning.