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Which doctor do I see for anxiety/depression? Living in NJ, no idea where to start.

I've been suffering from anxiety and depression for years.. I haven't done anything about it because I will just get anxiety about dealing with it. Its a lose/lose situation, but now I realize I have to get help since its ruining my life socially, and in the workplace. I don't even feel like I have it together enough mentally to carry on a relationship/meet new girls. Just trying to move on with my life at this point. I appreciate all help. I currently do not have a primary health provider (just switched jobs and just got health insurance). I don't know if I should see a doctor first or go straight to a psychiatrist or something. Simply talking about it isn't going to solve anything, I'm pretty sure I need medication. Again, all help is appreciated!

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For anxiety /depression, you should see a therapist or a psychiatrist. You should contact you health insurer to see what types of care they cover. If you are not covered for psychological therapy, you can look for a therapist or clinic that offers a sliding scale based on income.

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You just need to sit and think things through honey.

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I would start with your family or personal MD

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If you visit a local doctor for a "checkup" and tell your doctor about these symptoms, he/she should give you a recommendation for a psychiatrist or psychologist who can help you further.

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I agree with NinjaJackie- As soon as you can, have a check-up with your doctor. That will give your healthcare providers a good start. Talk to the doctor and tell him/her what you said here. If you need some medications, then your doctor will be able to provide them. You may be referred to a therapist, which is a good thing. Best wishes.

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I used to be in your exact position. I know things seem hopeless right now, but all that's standing in your way is one thing. Break through your anxiety and depression and a million good things will come about. There IS a way!
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I don't know how you want to do this but I'll give you some options...
• Psychiatry for medication
• Psychology for better ways to handle your issues
• Therapy for self-training
• Family/friend support for motivation (this is probably the best, preferably family)
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I personally especially suggest psychology and family/friend support because they help you get over your issues with minimal/no amount of remnants.
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Again, no matter how helpless things seem and no matter how bad you feel, there IS a way to be happy again; I did it and so can you! Good luck and God bless you.

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I would suggest setting yourself up with a GP - everyone needs one of those - so you can get a physical (especially if you're not up-to-date) and asking them if they can recommend or refer you to someone. They will have preferences of certain doctors in your area, and that way you can keep all your medical info organized, especially if a psychiatrist prescribes certain medications.

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