Therapist Won’t Cut It! In What Cases Do You Need To See A Psychiatrist?
February 8, 2019 11:36 By Fabiosa
Even when people notice serious mental problems, they aren’t too eager to make an appointment with a psychiatrist. They prefer to see a more ‘popular’ doctor – a therapist or psychologist, or hope the problem will resolve itself!
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This can be very dangerous for the patient and the people around them.
You need to see a psychiatrist!
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There are a number of symptoms against which therapists are powerless (unless you end up at a charlatan, of course).
Don’t be surprised if you are forwarded to a psychiatrist’s office after voicing the following complaints:
- persistent apathy;
- pronounced aggression;
- uncontrollable anxiety;
- a sense of impending danger;
- severe drowsiness;
- severe insomnia;
- persistent aversion to food;
- systematic overeating;
- headaches and abdominal pain for no apparent reason;
- incomprehensible or strange sensations in the body;
- addictions (gambling, drugs, etc.);
- impairment of cognitive function (problems with memory, attention, etc.);
- various phobias (for example, claustrophobia);
- obsessive states and thoughts;
- delusional states;
- crying for no reason;
- panic attacks;
- suicidal thoughts.
Note: Any of these symptoms does not indicate a mental illness by itself because it can have other causes (for example, a physical health problem). Only a specialized doctor can make an accurate diagnosis!
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In any case, these symptoms indicate that a person is not all right and needs qualified help.
If you notice the above symptoms in yourself or your loved ones, don’t put off a doctor’s appointment!
Many people spend years searching for the culprit of their insomnia, severe headaches, or sudden fits of a rapid heartbeat before they learn that it’s a mental issue.
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Unfortunately, a mentally ill person doesn’t perceive the situation correctly. Often, it is up to the relatives to look for a psychiatrist or other doctors.
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The material in this article is for informational purposes only and does not replace the advice of a certified specialist.