My only real experience with mental health practitioners was a brief stint with my free university counseling where I tried one or two medications for anxiety and depression. They didn't do anything for me and I became disheartened and left the idea behind for the past few years. Having gotten health insurance for the first time a few months ago and after some recent introspection, I've found myself interested in possibly trying some anti-anxiety/depression medication again, as well as some sort of ongoing psychotherapy. [more inside]
I've always been prone to depression as a result of my dysthymia and due to recent traumatic events, I've slumped into depression again.
My work productivity and quality suffered as a result and I ended up breaking down to my manager, sobbing my eyes out and explaining my situation. I was even developing suicidal ideations and at this point, I've taken a little over a week off of work.
In the mean time, I've seen a doctor, a psychiatrist, and a therapist for my depression and I've been prescribed Pristiq.
Now, my question is in regards to requesting a leave of absence for my depression [more inside]
I am an ABD grad student dealing with significant situational depression. My therapist has recommended I seek out a prescription for an SSRI (antidepressant). My insurance situation is a bit complex -- I'm on the university's faculty EPO plan, but don't have a primary care physician relationship established. Trying to sort out the right order of operations for making sure I get coverage, and get timely access to care. [more inside]
We have an old, unlived in house that is disintegrating. We need help fixing it up, emptying the junk out of it and selling it. We are overwhelmed and find it hard to face this problem. Advice needed. [more inside]
Major depressive episodes and individual (USA) insurance repercussions. Should I let my psychologist submit this? [more inside]
Neurostar TMS therapy (depression)? [more inside]
How can I seek treatment for possible depression while I'm unemployed? [more inside]
Can I buy individual insurance with mental health coverage with a pre-existing condition? [more inside]
Best U.S. insurance company for a pre-existing condition (depression) - advice please! [more inside]
Why hasn't private mortgage insurance (PMI) softened the blow of the real estate implosion? [more inside]
I suspect I am suffering from Depression and I have no health insurance or current source of income - how do I get help? [more inside]
Pre-existing condition and new health insurance, what do I need to know? [more inside]
Is there a way to get life insurance without the underwriter seeing the complete records of my two-plus years in therapy? [more inside]
I've finally acknowledged that I'm pretty seriously depressed. I don't have insurance and live in San Francisco. What should I do? [more inside]
Maybe I have a couple problems.
The first one probably stems from the second. Insurance won't cover therapy or medication. Is there any place in Baltimore, MD that offers free or very
low-cost assistance? Thank you.
I am in search of supplemental mental health insurance (in the US). Does such a thing exist? I'm a full-time grad student about to lose my awesome COBRA benefits from my past job. I'm going on to my husband's plan, which has crappy mental health coverage (only 20 therapist visits a year vs. 45 with my last insurance). I need weekly visits, but there's no way to change the plan. I've googled for supplemental health insurance, but I mostly get sites for those on Medicare. I've checked several major insurance companies, but none have any specifics about their mental health coverage. Has anyone else dealt with this situation? Perhaps someone who works in the insurance industry can point me in the right direction?