Has anyone ever gone to a psychiatrist for anxiety??what do they do? does cognitive therapy work?

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   Posted 12/24/2009 2:45 PM (GMT -7)   
i have an appointment this monday with a psychiatrist for an initial screening on anxiety. what can i expect?? does cognitive behavioral therapy really work? can it work without taking meds??? i would appreciate it if you could share you experiences thanks!

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   Posted 12/26/2009 10:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello BMW and welcome to HealingWell. I am Kitt. :-)

Typically your first visit will consist of information gathering. They will gather information on your history, any medications, why you sought counseling and pretty much just get a feel for why you are there and what you hope to get out of it.

This may take more then one session if you have a lot of history so go with an open mind and know that the first sessions is a gathering and sharing of info.

Good Luck and stay in the moment. No worries.

Again a warm welcome,

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