I'm embarrassed about being depressed

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I'm embarrassed about being depressed

Post by PeekyB on Sat Jun 06, 2015 6:45 pm

I'm embarrassed about being depressed and so I've been avoiding going to the doctors about it. i mean what am i supposed to say for starter? "Hi I feel really down can you help me?" I've not really been able to talk to anyone about this. I think there might be a social phobia or avoidant or something or other going on with me too. If anyone has some advice that would be great. I'd rather not have to speak to a doctor though..maybe a therapist?

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Re: I'm embarrassed about being depressed

Post by BeenThere on Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:21 pm

If going to t therapist is easier for you then do that. You'll probably find that after speaking to him/her that you'll feel a bit easier about going to see a doctor. The problem is most therapists can't give you a prescription so you'll probably need to see a doc at some point. It sounds like you could do with some antidepressants. Your doc will be able to talk to you about some that also help with social phobia. Best of luck!

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Re: I'm embarrassed about being depressed

Post by MeToo on Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:35 pm

I agree with BeenThere. You'll still probably need to speak to a doctor. Still, you will probably be more confident after speaking to a therapist. The most important thing is that you're doing something about it!

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Re: I'm embarrassed about being depressed

Post by PeekyB on Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:17 pm

So I've been to the doctor and got given an antidepressant called Citalipram. I've been on them for a week now but not noticed any difference. Well, maybe i've not been focussing so intensely on the negative as much. The doc did say it could take a while for the meds to start working properly.

Thanks both for your help and advice. It made it a bit easier to go see the doctor. I'll make sure I post again on this thread with an update.

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