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Discussion in 'I Have a Question...' started by Breathe, Apr 14, 2009.

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  1. Breathe

    Breathe Well-Known Member

    I am really sorry to bother everyone but these thoughts and questions have been in my head for months and every time i go round to sorting them i chicken out. can someone help answer these, the answers i get from websites seem so impersonal.

    - How do you talk to a doctor about depression/self harming/suicidal thoughts?
    - How do you talk to the doctor about Antidepressants?
    - Do you have to declare such antidepressants to college courses?
    - How do you bring it up to your parents? (ie therapy and such)
    - Is it okay to bring a friend? (i keep chickening out and i need someone to force me to stay there essentially)

    and finally
    - What should i expect? (i feel really scared)

    :unsure: :unsure: :unsure: :unsure:
  2. *dilligaf*

    *dilligaf* Staff Alumni

    Hi :smile: Well done for asking the questions that have been bothering you :hug:

    TBH I just got to the point where I couldn't take any more and HAD to tell my doctor. Writing a letter can help looooads, because then you don't need to find the right words.
    Usually once you have told your doctor you are depressed they will offer you anti depressants so you don't actually need to bring it up with them.
    I don't know about this, but I don't think so.
    Depending on how old you are you don't HAVE to tell them, but I think it's always better if you can. Try sitting down calmly with them and telling them how you feel.
    To the doctors? Deffinately :smile:

    and finally
    Again do you mean when you go to the doctors? When I went to see my doctor the first time she was very calm and helpful about it all. She put me on some anti depressants, and told me to come back in a few weeks to see how they were working. Some medications can take up to 6 months to start working though so don't expect to feel better straight away. I noticed in your other post that you mentioned self harming. Is this something you are ready to talk to your doctor about? I hope so :smile: When I first told my doctor that I self harmed she asked to look at the scars, partly to see how many I was doing I think, and partly to make sure none were infected or anything. She referred me to a counsellor who specialised in helping people who wanted to sstop self harming. And she gave me tips on what to do when I had an urge (like writing, listening o music, talking to someone etc)

    I don't know if this helps, I hope so

    Good luck :hug:
  3. cult logic

    cult logic Staff Alumni

    Just tell them that you've been feeling very low lately, and it should progress naturally from there.

    They will likely recommend them if they think you need them.

    No idea, I'm still in high school.

    Depending on your age, your doctor would probably tell them. If not, they don't even need to know if you don't want them to.

    I don't see why not.

    A bit vague there. Of what specifically?
  4. Sadeyes

    Sadeyes Staff Alumni

    Do what ever you need to get there, but get there...there are so many effective treatments and one cannot know what is best for you without you showing up...best of luck, J
  5. Breathe

    Breathe Well-Known Member

    thankyou for answering :)
    i chickened out phoning for an appointment today and i cut myself. But reading this i got confidence and i phoned, i have an appointment set and hopefully i can get my life back on track. i dont want to end up with a arm full of scars.
    thankyou again
  6. *dilligaf*

    *dilligaf* Staff Alumni

    Good for you :biggrin:

    Let us know how it goes :hug:
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