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45 Where should a person go for help?




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This article is from the Depression FAQ, by Cynthia Frazier with numerous contributions by others.

45 Where should a person go for help?

If you think you might need help, see your internist or general practitioner and explain your situation. Sometimes an actual physical illness can cause depression-like symptoms so that is why it is best to see your regular physician first to be checked out. Your doctor should be able to refer you to a psychiatrist if the severity of your depression warrants it.

Other sources of help include the members of the clergy, local suicide hotline, local hospital emergency room, local mental health center.

 

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