I never saw one because I am too nervous to go. If any of you been to a mental health specialist has it helped you at all?
Should I see a Psychiatrist or a therapist? I know therapists do not prescribe medication so I am assuming you are not on medication at the moment.My therapist has been helping me. I don't feel as depressed and don't think about the past like I used to constantly. I still have issues with talking to people, but that's pretty hard to overcome in the amount of time I've been seeing her. I'd give it a shot if I were you! Stay away from anyone who reinforces things for you like "Yep you're depressed, everything you say has to do with depression" and blah blah blah. Also, if they say you need inpatient care stay away. I mean unless you're planning on committing suicide or something. Those are just a few bad experiences I had lol....but you will find one you click with! Plus if you don't like the person, just stop going and find someone else!
Unless you have a severe mental illness, I would try and see if just a therapist can help you during your sessions. Then after if you still feel depressed or whatever then go on meds. I'm not on meds just because my sessions have been helping me and I don't have anything super severe.Should I see a Psychiatrist or a therapist? I know therapists do not prescribe medication so I am assuming you are not on medication at the moment.
I'd have to disagree...I think it'd be better to go see one before one's issues get so out of hand that not even years of intensive therapy can help (as in my case). It's never a good idea to leave your problems until they get so bad you want to end it...who's to say you wouldn't skip the step of seeing a therapist and just end it, instead?only use one if you are sucidal......
Otherwise the disadvantages out score the benefits.
Psychiatrists don't know what they are doing