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Offline richm66

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Advice on Therapy
« on: September 01, 2014, 05:25:03 PM »
Does anyone have thoughts one way or the other as to what may be preferred for someone like me who needs therapy for their health anxiety?

Would a psychiatrist or a psychologist be preferred in this situation (and what are the pros or cons, if any)   

I do know that one can write scripts and the other would need to work with your doctor to get a script written.   

Thanks.
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Re: Advice on Therapy
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2014, 05:30:00 PM »
Psychiatrists, in my experience anyway, are more interested with treating your issues with medication rather than therapy.  For therapy, a psychologist or counselor is who you're looking for.
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Re: Advice on Therapy
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2014, 06:04:22 PM »
If you can find one in your area, psychologists (therapists) who specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy are usually the most effective at treating HA (and its sister condition, OCD).  And I agree with mollyfin - psychiatrists are there to prescribe meds, so I would go to them only if CBT and exercise don't work for you.
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