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Shrink or internest

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So clearly, on top of everything else I really need to see someone about my depression. I have no will or energy left. I have been treated for mild depression by my internist in the past. What do people think, that I should see him or a shrink to work with my depression.


Mama Bear - TLC, Common Sense
Hiya. Maybe you could start with a visit to your internist to say you're feeling depressed again. He/she can assess what is happening and what you need. You could raise the question of needing a pdoc vs an internist and also see if you can get a therapist.

I hope you feel better soon. :hug:


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Depends on your depression also - I mean some can just cope with it as long as they know the actual process happening to them. A shrink - a good one, will or should point to whatever issue or issues manifest from the depression itself.

Also - I have no reason for depression - no root cause. So I don't need to open up as one might do if you were abused for example.

Exercise also Ali - really helps. Not sure if your depression makes you stay indoors - but this makes things worse really. Even lack of sunlight and your going to feel down in a major way - well, some get really bad as we know with the SAD syndrome (seasonally affected depression)

Any issues which spiralled this depression?

Some have nasty periods of life - bad jobs, relationships, bullying and other unsavoury aspects of life with the wrong people!

Some have self image issues - even pretty looking woman and handsome lads.

Anyhow - you might have your own ideas why you feel this way - stuff that happened and so on.

Just talking will help. Shrinks cannot help some of us - I mean if you feel like dying and have no reason - a shrink might feel professionally obliged to give you some issues. They may have issues! So you got shrinks seeing shrinks - like a car mechanic passing his car to another mechanic!

But - a shrink with issues - at least they know how you feel I suppose.

Its worth a try Ali - but open up a bit more here also and read up on posts in the depression forum and so on.

Sharing helps.

Once you know other people with depression who are actually living lives - things are not so bad. We all catch lucky breaks sometimes and something always turns up - a job, another women, or a man or new friends.

Just remember - with depression you will hate yourself - there is the danger you push loved ones away and people who might help. A shrink is a start - but we're better in some ways as we're not just doing this for money - and lets face it - anyone with half a brain could understand psychology - just read a few books - and party,

Its not rocket science mate!

Good luck and I'm sure you will be looking back at this in a few months and doing a lot better.

Takes time - but Rome was not built in a day was it?

Best of luck!


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Peacelovingguy hit the nail on the head (imho), and Acy's idea is something that you might want to look into as well! Bravo, excellent responses!!

:hugtackles: to the OP (allyn666) - wish you the best as usual ;) - and the two repliers - well done! :hug:
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