A couple of weeks ago I started having shortness of breath. I went to my doctor and he said it was anxiety. My doctor prescribed me Lexapro. I wanted to know does anyone know about the benefits of therapy/seeing a psychiatrist vs. taking medication (like Lexapro) for anxiety?
First of all, something I've learned is that psychiatrists aren't what they look like on tv. Mine, at least, only gives meds. He never asks my problems he's just good at what meds might work. Maybe I need a new psychiatrist, idk. I have been going to a psychologist and honestly it's just not doing me much good. Btw, I'm on lexapro too
Maybe you should try both. The psychiatrist is the best source of medication and may also good for dealing with anxiety. He may also refer you to a psychologist. My handling of anxiety does include medication but I have started seeing a psychiatrist every 3 months and he also arranged for me to see a psychologist every week. If you don't like the person ask for an alternative as like in all things there are some better than others. Also don't be concerned if to begin with your sessions leave you feeling a bit worse this is natural as if you are been open it can be a little raw but this is part of the process which the psychologist which will understand. Good luck Mike.
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