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What to do if a shrink wants to treat you for something you don't have?

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  • Posted By: Melanie_L
  • December 29, 2013
  • 05:58 PM

I'm really worried, my shrink (psychiatrist) wants to treat me for depression, even though I'm not depressed, I looked up depression online to see what it was like and it really doesn't fit me. When I asked her why does she think that I'm depressed, she said "because you quit a hobby you used to have" (I hated it) and also because I refuse to work at the same time that I'm studying (I got someone to pay for me so I don't need to bother doing both at the same time). I'm really scared she's gonna give me medicines for no reason. What should I do? I went to see her first because I had a sort of phobia of germs, I kept disinfecting everything, but now I'm ok, I researched all I could on germs so I don't do this anymore. But now she keeps insisting to give me pills for depression. I'm so worried. Please help me. :(

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