Re: Doctor said I should see a psychologist but..
I think you should try the psychologist out. I used to be like that too, and would never even go to a psychologist or doctor in the first place. My parents made me go after a tragic event, and I couldn't even talk at all i just sat there the whole time and responded with vague answers or a yes or no. When i finally started talking, i'd just cry or start talking and forget what I was going to say and stay quite. It got better over time, and I can actually talk to people now if I'm in the mood to. Something amazing happened too, I used to get panic attacks when talking to people and just any random moment. Well, I havn't had a single panic attack in a few years now. I can't even remember the last one I had, and it's because I was seeing my psychologist and talking about my problems that I always used to bottle up.
Just try it out, and try to stick with it for a little while. If you don't feel like you're making any progress after a few meetings, then keep trying or you can stop seeing the psychologist. I'm a junkie at heart and have serious problems with drugs, so I didn't want any medication. I knew I'd get xanax or valium and just go crazy with them, so I chose to see the psych.
You also need to find a good caring psychologist! Not all are equal. Find someone that you feel comfortable with and you think pays attention to you and really wants to help you out. I've been to some that just ate candy bars the whole time I talked and just seemed rude.
Last edited by mobitsfa; 08-15-2012 at 02:36 PM.