SRS Who do you see for S.A.D.?

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  1. Kamisama

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    A psychaitrist (sp?) or a psychologist?
     
  2. Peyomp

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    Most people would see a psychologist that works with a psychiatrist that can prescribe you medication, if need be.
     
  3. Yes, that's what I would say too.
     
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    assuming Social Anxiety Disorder ...

    take the advice above ...
     
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    can you just go to a regular doctor?
     
  6. Peyomp

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    You can, yes. But its best to see a specialist.
     
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    civicmon got all my game from the streets of california.

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    might be necessary to see a regular doc if your insurance requires you see a general practitioner.
     
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    I don't know what it's like in your particular city, but usually its hard or impossible to just refer yourself to a specialist. You can't just walk in off the street, you'll generally need a referral. Therefore, start first with your family doctor.

    But..whatever works in your neck of the woods.
     
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    In the states it would depend on your insurance. If its good, then you can go to anyone you want: psychologist, psychiatrist, etc. and it will be covered. Its its HMO-ish, then you'll need to go to your family practitioner/primary care doctor and get referred. If you are a student, then your school or university may have counseling available.

    If you don't have insurance, then call around to different offices, and find one that bills on a sliding scale.
     
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    Isn't SAD Seasonal Affective Disorder? ie getting really depressed in Winter?
     
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