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   Posted 9/30/2007 9:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I recently discovered this site while looking for answers to dealing with my b/f's bipolar disorder. On that post, they were so helpful and understanding, I thought I would look for some answers here regarding some of my issues.
I am currently dealing with major depression and anxiety issues, a lot of which have been intensified due to my b/f's bipolar disorder. I asked him to leave a few months ago, as he was not taking his meds or seeking treatment. I am still very depressed and have no energy. Atleast I manage to make it to work every day, but after work and on the weekends I am useless. All I do is sleep and eat! Ofcourse, eating has made me gain weight, which compounds the depression!
Now I am here in our home (i moved about an hour away), alone, with our dog. I am on 150 Effexor and Xanax as needed. I have not found a good pdoc or therapist in the area, and my gdoc isn't familiar with the area where I moved.
Any advice for finding a good pdoc and therapist in a new area?
Thanks for any advice you can give!
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   Posted 9/30/2007 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Casem, hello and welcome to D Forum. For you to find a pdoc, just Google it and include your new town. I have found that to be very helpful. They have some opinions on Drs. also. Hope this helps.........
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   Posted 10/1/2007 4:04 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Casem and Welcome to the Depression Family!

I am from the UK so I am a little unsure about finding gdocs and pdocs but im sure your local social services office (or the US equivilent) should have a list of doctors. Googling is another good idea as CajunBrat has said. I hope we can be just as useful as the BP forum was! Remember there is no such thing as a stupid question if you dont know the answer.

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   Posted 10/1/2007 5:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Case
I too wanted to welcome you to the forum. I am sure you will find the support that you are looking for.
Googling is a great option. Also,you can contact your regular physician and ask them to refer someone. Or contact your health insurance and ask for a list of therapists in your area.

Good Luck and keep us posted.

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