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  1. RyRy

    RyRy Active Member

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    How do I find a psychologist, psychiatrist, etc. locally? Also what is the difference? I would like to get put back on an anti-depressant and really don't want to go back to my family doctor since I've known him so long, and he's my best customer of my detailing business. I just don't feel comfortable talking to him about the things I need to talk about (see username, if you don't get it then re-read till you do, then you'll go... oh!") :hs: I've tried calling the local "behavioral center" (ie psych wing) of the local hospital and they are of no help. I called back a few days later and was rudely told "a nurse will call you back when they get to it"
     
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    busydoingnothing A broken man too tough to cry

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    If you're just looking to be put on meds, I would suggest going through your insurance and finding a participating provider. If you're looking to see a psychologist, the same method would be recommended as well; however, it really depends on what you think your problems are and the methods the doctors use. There are different kinds of therapies and different approaches. After seeing a few different therapists, I would recommend nothing less than a PhD. Not to knock on LSWs and what not, but the two that I saw compared to the two PhD's I've seen were useless.

    Don't be afraid to see more than one therapist. It might take a few different ones before you find someone that you really click with.
     
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    No insurance :o
     
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    busydoingnothing A broken man too tough to cry

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    Sheeeit. Except to pay a FUCKTON for meds. Therapy might not be too bad. I pay $75 per visit without insurance. You can find therapists that offer a sliding scale for those with money problems. Check:

    http://www.psych.org/
    http://www.apa.org/
    http://www.aabt.org/
    http://www.adaa.org/
    http://westsuffolkpsych.homestead.com/ (Long Island residents; good articles on the site tho)

    Oh, and the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist is that a psychiatrist can prescribe medication...that's all they really do. You sit down with them for 10 minutes and they give you a prescription. It's like a fancy drug deal. A psychologist/therapist is the person you actually talk to and who helps you with your problems.
     
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    thanks for the links :hs: My family doctor gave me lexapro for free awhile back but it didn't do much for me, we had talked of switching me to Cymbalta but when I went back I tried to talk to him about it but I chickened out. I still have the lexapro, so I might try taking it again for awhile and see if it helps. I know the Cymbalta was going to be like $150 a month.
     
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    what area do you live in, i'm a practicing psychologist... maybe i could refer you.
     

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