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  1. Yes I have a lot to say.....but I live on a different continent, it is almost 8 am and i have to hurry to work.... I promise i will write you more after work. Hang in there and i am sure others will reply while i am gone!
  2. What is the difference between meeting with the psychiatrist and meeting with a therapist?The psychiatrist focuses more intensely on medical history, medications, side effects, and whether the medicine is working. The psychiatrist typically does not explore the client's concerns in the same depth as a therapist. Similarly, the therapist might ask about whether the medicine is helping or if there are concerning side-effects, but he/she will not explore these concerns with the same depth as the psychiatrist. QUESTIONS FOR THE PSYCHIATRIST: What kind of questions should I be ready to ask the psychiatrist? There are a variety of appropriate questions you can ask the psychiatrist, including: length of treatment on medication and side-effects. What if I have questions or concerns about the medication? You are strongly advised to raise any questions or concerns about taking the medicine with the psychiatrist. This can also be a topic of discussion in counseling. What medication will be prescribed?There are many medications that can be prescribed to treat similar conditions. Your psychiatrist will discuss with you which one might be best for you. What if I did research on the internet and already know what I want to take?We encourage clients to be informed consumers; however, the psychiatrist might have a good reason against prescribing the medication in which you are interested. If you have questions about why the psychiatrist is suggesting a medication other than the one you were interested in, please ask. Do I need to tell the psychiatrist about illegal drugs or alcohol consumption? The psychiatrist, like the counseling staff, is bound by laws of confidentiality and cannot report illegal behavior unless you are an imminent danger to yourself or someone else. That said, you need to report alcohol and drug consumption to the psychiatrist, as use of these substances may affect how a medication works in your body. In some cases, there might be dangerous side-effects from drinking alcohol or using drugs while taking psychiatric medication. In other cases, the medication simply might not work if there is too much drinking or drug use. © 2013 Marquette University website
  3. No I am sorry you cannot overcome anything....Depression and other serious disorders do not have anything to do with mental strength....That is why therapists and psychiatrists exist....to help you overcome it.... I always found a way to overcome it before. In the last year. I really don't know what happened to me. I fell into this deep depression and nothing makes me feel better. I used to go out with my friends and have fun, although there were always regrets to me going out, but that is a story onto itself. Please, all I want is to feel good about myself again. I never had that much confidence to begin. But I told myself every day, to get stronger. That tomorrow will be a better day. Now I can't even look forward to that anymore. I'm sorry I don't mean to sound this pathetic. But I really don't have anyone I can talk to about this.Of course. This place is called Depression Forums :-) Do you think most of us here to chat about the weather? :) Would it help you if i sent you some links to articles about therapy /meeting a psychiatrist for the first time? It is not a shame. Not scary. Not weird. It is just a person who is there to help you. Very simple.
  4. No I am sorry you cannot overcome anything....Depression and other serious disorders do not have anything to do with mental strength....That is why therapists and psychiatrists exist....to help you overcome it.... I always found a way to overcome it before. In the last year. I really don't know what happened to me. I fell into this deep depression and nothing makes me feel better. I used to go out with my friends and have fun, although there were always regrets to me going out, but that is a story onto itself. Please, all I want is to feel good about myself again. I never had that much confidence to begin. But I told myself every day, to get stronger. That tomorrow will be a better day. Now I can't even look forward to that anymore. I'm sorry I don't mean to sound this pathetic. But I really don't have anyone I can talk to about this.You are not pathetic! The main problem is that you define depression as some sort of weakness and think that if you cannot overcome it without professional help, you are pathetic. Maybe it would be a good idea to read some info about depression.....get to know the possible treatments.... It is a disease same as being diabetic or having a heart condition.
  5. Hi and welcome! Unless you have been officially diagnosed with ADD or ADHD by a certified clinic and professionals, you are not permitted by law to use Ritalin....more than that, whoever told you it might help was reckless and has no idea what this drug is really about. I do and Ritalin is prescribed to ease ADHD symptoms (also treats Narcolepsy) - and , ADHD is something you are born with and do not develop it all of sudden at the age of 20+. Do not listen to people who know nothing about stimulants and their purpose. Did you see a neurologist?
  6. Please do not make such decisions without consulting your doctor. I understand it made your other problems worse, but your doctor should handle that and suggest a different med....why aren't you contacting him? I plan on seeing him in the evening. However I doubt my plans to taper will be any different simply because I have tried so many SSRIs/not willing to try any more, wellbutrin was a last attempt. I never said you should change your plans. You know better than him what makes you feel bad and what helps you. See the quotes below to understand why i replied the way i did. How to taper off immediate-release buproprion From FDA information - Available in generic form as 75 mg, 100 mg immediate-release tablets - Half-life of 10 hours, plus some extension with the active metabolites, for a total half-life expressed as 21 (±9) hours - "Bupropion should be administered 3 times daily, preferably with at least 6 hours between successive doses." To taper, cut a 75mg or 100mg tablet into quarters, make reductions by 25mg or less, take 3 times a day. How to taper off bupropion SR (sustained release) From FDA information - Available as brand-name or generic in 100 mg, 150 mg, 200 mg sustained-release tablets - To be taken twice daily, "at least 8 hours between successive doses." (This is equivalent to 3-times daily immediate-release buproprion.) Wellbutrin can aggravate psychiatric drug withdrawal symptoms. It has a stimulating component.
  7. No I am sorry you cannot overcome anything....Depression and other serious disorders do not have anything to do with mental strength.... That is why therapists and psychiatrists exist....to help you overcome it....
  8. Please do not make such decisions without consulting your doctor. I understand it made your other problems worse, but your doctor should handle that and suggest a different med....why aren't you contacting him?
  9. Yes. I suffered from awful emotional abuse in a relationship. It drove me to very bad and dark places, i lost my job, my friends, my life, my freedom and financial independence.....it took about 2 years to stand back on my feet, but i did it and life is better than before! I did see therapist and a psychiatrist to help me with this. Have you?
  10. Heights....and do not laugh - cockroaches. They fly where i live!
  11. Can be caused by many different reasons....depression is one of them. Did you see a doctor? Are you diagnosed as someone who suffers from GAD or something related?
  12. Happy to hear you're feeling more positive :-) Good to hear.....But i would get a second opinion just in case.
  13. The doctor won't let me stop the Prozac. Yes I did feel that my depression wasn't that severe before I started prozac and i have always felt that i can overcome it without meds but i thought it would be better if i get the meds but now it's driving me nuts cos of the side effects, killed my sex drive and i have anxiety disorder too along with depression. Won't let doctor should not be a doctor in general. If you say it makes you feel bad, he should respect it and offer something else to stabilize you. Can you see a new psychiatrist? Do not do anything without professional supervision.
  14. Hi, The purpose of the forums is to share info with all members :-) We all suffer from mental issues. If you discuss it here you will get more replies... I was on Wellbutrin, feel free to ask anything.
  15. OK, I happen to have deep knowledge on this personality disorder..... They are divided into several types....high and low functioning and many others, This disorder is one of the hardest to diagnose since it is often confused with other mental issues that share similar symptoms with BPD. I would recommend getting a second opinion. Also if you want i can recommend good books on BPD.
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