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Suggest methods to handle depression

Hello
I am worried that i might be suffering from depression but i'm really worried about going to doctor incase they think im wasting their time. Ive resorted to using all the online quizzes to try and find out, and i keep getting really high scores in all of them. I never thought of myself as someone who might get depressed, i know that sounsd stupid and i just don't understand whats making me like this. I just want a professional opinion really to know whether its worth going to the doctor about, because i'm nervous enough as it is and if i went and they told me i was being silly i would be mortified. Please help!
Tue, 2 Sep 2014
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Hello,

You have gone through online tests and scales for depression and found that you are suffering from depression. Look, depression can occur to anyone, so it is not unusual that you have depression, and the treating psychiatrist does not show the attitude you are talking about. They are always receptive to clients and carefully listen to them.

In my opinion, you should consult a psychiatrist and tell him about your feeling and symptoms. He will take a detailed interview and ask further questions to know about the symptomatology. He will also ask a few questions to know the cause behind your depression feelings.

After a detailed interview, he will develop a treatment strategy for your illness [whatever the diagnosis is] and tell you how the things work. For the treatment of depression, there are options of antidepressant medications and behavioral and psychotherapy depending upon the severity of depression the treatment varies.

You will receive [if you have depression then] antidepressant medication [mostly SSRI], associated with sleeping pills if you have sleep disturbance and you must be suggested to consult a psychotherapist if depression is mild to moderate.

In my opinion, you should consult a psychiatrist. He will surely help you. There is no partiality in the doctor's profession.


Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Ravi Soni
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Suggest methods to handle depression

Hello, You have gone through online tests and scales for depression and found that you are suffering from depression. Look, depression can occur to anyone, so it is not unusual that you have depression, and the treating psychiatrist does not show the attitude you are talking about. They are always receptive to clients and carefully listen to them. In my opinion, you should consult a psychiatrist and tell him about your feeling and symptoms. He will take a detailed interview and ask further questions to know about the symptomatology. He will also ask a few questions to know the cause behind your depression feelings. After a detailed interview, he will develop a treatment strategy for your illness [whatever the diagnosis is] and tell you how the things work. For the treatment of depression, there are options of antidepressant medications and behavioral and psychotherapy depending upon the severity of depression the treatment varies. You will receive [if you have depression then] antidepressant medication [mostly SSRI], associated with sleeping pills if you have sleep disturbance and you must be suggested to consult a psychotherapist if depression is mild to moderate. In my opinion, you should consult a psychiatrist. He will surely help you. There is no partiality in the doctor s profession. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Ravi Soni