Hi Zayres, and welcome to Anxiety Zone! My name is Chuck, and I am one of the Global Moderators here on the site.
You are now a member of our community, where you will find support and advice from other members in similar situations. It's always nice to find someone else who understands, and to know you're not alone.
We have sections in the forum that address specific concerns, so feel free to post or start a new topic in the section that best fits your situation. Feel free to explore the rest of the forum. You may find the other topics helpful, and you may be able to offer advice or support to someone else.
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Zayres, I want to start out by saying that I am sorry for the experience that you had with that doctor. Anxiety and depressive disorders are real illnesses, they can be chronic conditions, and have an actual physical origin.
I have seen a psychiatrist for the last four years. Psychiatrists are medical doctors who are specialists in the field of mental health. They can provide you with a diagnosis, prescribe medication, and tailor a treatment plan just for your needs.
I also see a psychologist for my therapy. I suffer with panic disorder with panic attacks, and the therapist I see specializes in anxiety disorders. She is currently teaching me cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
Between the anti-depressant I was placed on, and the therapy I am receiving, I would say that I am 90% better than I was some six months ago, and there are time that I feel completely normal again.
If you have any questions, ask away...
Again, welcome to Anxiety Zone... The very best to you, Zayres!... Chuck