I need some perspective. I am seeing a new therapist through my work insurance. She sent me a screening questionaire and then came back with a diagnosis of Generalize Anxiety with Panic Disorder (yeah okay) and OCD. I admit I'm a bit OCD but 1. I am aware and it's not that troublesome for me or my wife. 2. It doesn't seem to greatly impact my life. She already says I may need medication.
First, I went to my primary care and am taking a benzo on nights I am keyed up so I can sleep. We agreed this is a short term plan to get my sleep pattern back to normal. That seems to be helping tons. My new therapist isn't aware of this yet...because I haven't seen her yet.
My red flags are waving (could be my anxiety) but shouldn't she actually see me before she throws a diagnosis and medication at me? yeah. Okay. I have anxiety and am in a life transition and panicing. I don't like anti-depressents. They kill my sex life (what little of it is left) and I don't feel engaged with those around me.
Am I off base? Please share your thoughts.
Hi everyone, nice to virtually meet you all.I'm on a 9 month waitlist for a therapist, so hoping I can find some advice and support from fellow members (and offer some in return)!Here's my story (it's a long one - I'm sorry!). About 5 years ago, my partner and I broke up after 11 years of being together. We had to sell our house, he took my dogs (the place I was moving into wouldn't allow them...