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Psychiatry Visit Confidentiality

07/21/2008

Question:

I need to see a psychiatrist for ratter severe depression, but I need to have complete confidentiality. Obviously, if I use my health insurance, this is lost. Is there any reson why I can`t self-pay and be seen as an anononmous patient? I was going to try getting antidepressents via the internet, but this seems stupid. I need help, but I need to keep my job and seeking psychiatric care will certianly cripple my career, especially in this economy..and I checked this out with my employer`s "employee assistance" nurse and she told me that I would likely be penalized for seeking psychiatric help...even though there are rule against it...but they et around these. any thoughts?

Answer:

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