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    An_203189 posted:
    I am very comfortable with my family doctor helping me with my depression. I am on wellbutrin (the max) and he spends time with me monthly talking about things. My depression has improved some. I am also using the workbook Overcoming Depression One Step At A Time. That helps me understand what is actually happening and helping me figure out alternatives. My doctor asked me the other day
    if I wanted to see a professional in the depression field. He is not giving up on me just making a suggestion. I freaked and said absolutely not. I cannot fathom talking to a new person about what is going on in my life. I cannot sleep, cannot concentrate at the thought. It almosst makes things worse just thinking about it. Am I off my rocker???
    nanypat responded:
    No, I don't think you are off your rocker. I recently lost my doctor that i had been talking to for over 20 years and I am a mess! I have a new doctor who is very nice and I am fortunate to get him, but i am still feel horrible.
    As long as you feel he is competent in treating your depression, and he feels he is not over his head, I don't see a problem. There is such an empty void in my life since he left. It has made my depression worse.
    I am glad you have somebody that you really like.I will never forget mine.
    Thomas L Schwartz, MD responded:
    Are you doing really well? Like no symptoms of depression? If so, you need no one else. If you still have symptoms, ask your current doc what he can offer to get you to full remission. If you like what he says and he is comfortable treating you more aggressively than stick with him. If not, take the offer to see a specialist.
    ragu1 replied to Thomas L Schwartz, MD's response:
    I am functioning but not real well. I have gone through this before and it takes time. I just cannot go to anyone else. As long as he will stick with me I will do the same as I am too stressed about it to seek a change.


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