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Commonly asked Psychology questions
No, seeking psychological help does not affect your medical treatment. However, if you have a medical condition and are taking medication for it, make sure to discuss with your doctor whether or not you should continue taking that medication while undergoing psychological support.
Yes, you should seek psychological help even if the problem is not life threatening and if it’s disturbing your daily life.
If you are experiencing severe anxiety or depression, it is recommended that you seek out immediate professional care from a psychologist or psychiatrist. If you are feeling overwhelmed, it is important to get some rest before seeing a therapist or doctor. There are other signs that may indicate that you should talk to a psychologist or doctor about your mental health issues:
-You have trouble concentrating on things that used to interest you
-You feel as if your mind is racing constantly and cannot think of anything else but negative thoughts
-You feel as if something bad will happen tomorrow or in the near future (this can be caused by stress).
A psychologist is a mental health professional with specific training and credentials in the field of psychology, while a psychiatrist is a medical doctor who has completed additional training and education to be able to diagnose, treat and manage mental health disorders.
The cost of seeing a psychologist varies based on the type of session you choose to have (e.g., phone call or in-person), the number of sessions you need, and what type of treatment plan you’d like to work with your psychologist on (e.g., cognitive behavioral therapy).
Psychologists help people deal with their problems in a way that doesn’t involve medication. They can help with stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, and other mental health issues. They do this by talking with you and exploring your thoughts and feelings about your issue.