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Old 11-03-2012, 05:19 PM
 
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Im laying down in bed with the tv on also on the computer, on a saturday and just feeling ugh!!!! Really not feeling anything really! Its been 11 months sense I told my doctor that ive been experiencing depression symptoms for awhile and started taking Bupropion.

Im currently still on Bupropion right now but was never really diagnose with depression what type of depression I should say, my doctor said it was unspecified depression.

Should I go to another doctor for mental health screening for a second opinion, Ive looked on psychology today.com

To be honest I have been experiencing depression symptoms 2 years at least, it just goes up and down back then


Also should I have a therapist or psychiatrist to go through a mental diagnostic test?
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:47 PM
 
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If you feel you should get a second opinion, then yes, you should.

Maybe you could ask your physician, if he/she thinks you should see a psychiatrist or therapist, maybe they can recommend sombody.

I hope you feel better.
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:25 PM
 
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Who were you diagnosed by, a psychologist or psychiatrist? If it was your general physician, then you should see someone in the mental health field. If you do not feel confident with your diagnose then I would get a second opinion. You may or may not have depression, and even if you do, maybe you are not on a medication that works for you.
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:19 AM
 
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Who were you diagnosed by, a psychologist or psychiatrist? If it was your general physician, then you should see someone in the mental health field. If you do not feel confident with your diagnose then I would get a second opinion. You may or may not have depression, and even if you do, maybe you are not on a medication that works for you.
Yes, exactly this - and maybe talk therapy would help you more than, or in combination with, medication. IMO, GPs shouldn't be prescribing anti-depressants and anti-anxiety meds. If that's what happened with you, I'd ask your PCP for a referral to a qualified therapist.
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:29 AM
 
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I have Kaiser Permenentae so they sent me to behavioral health.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:36 AM
 
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Antidepressants are sort of weird medicines. At one dosage they can do this, another dosage do that. Sometimes they are prescribed for things other than depression - and at a different dosage.

And they can take a long time to start working.

Bottom line: Be a "squeaky wheel". If your medication is not working, keep telling them! And might be best to see a psychologist / psychiatrist on-going for say 6 months while they "adjust" (or switch) your medication. Then they can see what works.
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Old 06-03-2017, 01:10 AM
 
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Default Monash SPO Fake News Fail

I took a SPO from Monash and they completely spoiled me with Fake News. Now with low dose I don't feel like Jesus and that's a good thing but they wrote, "you reported that you feel like you're Jesus and you reported that it was a positive thing". You can't trust any rationale after that. Funny thing is Monash suggest I take CBT, but show no interest in correcting their own cognative blot.
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