So this is my first time attempting to tackle my depression by going to see a doctor (I think I have bipolar). I was give 2 choices. One was to see a therapist which was a 50 minute talk with some doctor. The second was just a medical psychiatrist who will probably ask me brief questions then prescribe to me some medication. Which is best? Which benefited more? They asked me if I had thoughts of hurting someone or myself. I have thoughts of suicide and ways I was going about doing so, but I never really found myself to the point yet of acting upon it, though I do have a time. I guess you can say I sorta lied about the severity? I don't want to be caught in a "trap" where they have you locked up in a facility for days or can't work around the schedule. I don't want this to be a frustrating experience where I am controlled. Please if anyone can share their experiences, that would be help A LOT. Thanks!