Psychiatrists?

» Site Navigation
Home Page The Villages Maps The Villages Activities The Villages Clubs The Villages Book Healthcare Rentals Real Estate Section Classified Section The Villages Directory Home Improvement Site Guidelines Advertising Info Register Now Video Tutorials Frequently Asked Questions
» Newsletter Signup
» Premium Tower
» Advertisements
» Trending News
» Tower Sponsors




















» Premium Sponsors
» Banner Sponsors
» Advertisements
Reply
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 09-13-2021, 08:18 AM
Heartnsoul Heartnsoul is offline
Veteran member
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 536
Thanks: 3
Thanked 79 Times in 42 Posts
Default Psychiatrists?

My neighbor has lost her husband, can't sleep, won't eat, very depressed. I believe she needs a psychiatrist. Do we have any good ones in the area??
  #2  
Old 09-13-2021, 08:35 AM
brfree1411@aol.com brfree1411@aol.com is offline
Member
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: 1040 Ivawood Way
Posts: 95
Thanks: 0
Thanked 73 Times in 29 Posts
Default

Please look into grief groups. Churches have them & I believe The Villages has one or more. A psychologist can help as well. Psychiatrist are mainly for medicine or to diagnose a mental problem. There are stages of grief she will go through & probably get stuck in one of two of those stages for a while.
Let her talk about her husband or about memories with him. "Talk therapy" is most of psychologists do.
  #3  
Old 09-13-2021, 09:04 AM
Taltarzac725's Avatar
Taltarzac725 Taltarzac725 is offline
Sage
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 44,487
Thanks: 4,731
Thanked 1,775 Times in 1,190 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by brfree1411@aol.com View Post
Please look into grief groups. Churches have them & I believe The Villages has one or more. A psychologist can help as well. Psychiatrist are mainly for medicine or to diagnose a mental problem. There are stages of grief she will go through & probably get stuck in one of two of those stages for a while.
Let her talk about her husband or about memories with him. "Talk therapy" is most of psychologists do.
This might lead to some resources.

Hospice Foundation Of America - Support Groups
  #4  
Old 09-13-2021, 10:02 AM
njbchbum's Avatar
njbchbum njbchbum is offline
Sage
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Summer at the Jersey Shore, Fall in New England [Maine], Winter in TV!
Posts: 5,444
Thanks: 1,740
Thanked 461 Times in 152 Posts
Default

Yikes! How does anyone jump straight to Psychiatrist instead of starting with grief counseling after a loss?
__________________
Not sure if I have free time...or if I just forgot everything I was supposed to do!

  #5  
Old 09-13-2021, 10:04 AM
Heartnsoul Heartnsoul is offline
Veteran member
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 536
Thanks: 3
Thanked 79 Times in 42 Posts
Default

Because she NEEDS MEDICATIONS. CAN ANYONE JUST answer question please. Don't we have any mental health in the villages?? She is not a church goer
  #6  
Old 09-13-2021, 10:06 AM
Heartnsoul Heartnsoul is offline
Veteran member
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 536
Thanks: 3
Thanked 79 Times in 42 Posts
Default

Also she has done grief counseling already. She is beyond that and Needs some depression type med and anxiety. She has developed fears
  #7  
Old 09-13-2021, 10:46 AM
JSR22's Avatar
JSR22 JSR22 is offline
Sage
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,614
Thanks: 658
Thanked 1,315 Times in 467 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Heartnsoul View Post
Because she NEEDS MEDICATIONS. CAN ANYONE JUST answer question please. Don't we have any mental health in the villages?? She is not a church goer
I would ask her primary care doctor for a referral. Her primary can prescribe a tranquilizer. Grief is very hard to get through. Thank you for helping her.
  #8  
Old 09-13-2021, 10:47 AM
YourKeytoSeniorLiving YourKeytoSeniorLiving is offline
TOTV SPONSOR
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: The Villages
Posts: 112
Thanks: 12
Thanked 22 Times in 12 Posts
Default

Might I suggest you reach out to TLC-Services. They provide free mental health counseling and they can refer her to a psychiatrist if she needs one.

Their number is 352-322-0567.,
  #9  
Old 09-13-2021, 10:55 AM
Heartnsoul Heartnsoul is offline
Veteran member
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 536
Thanks: 3
Thanked 79 Times in 42 Posts
Default

This is hard to believe. With all the seniors here who move away from family, suffer losses of spouses, possible problems with he wants to live here, she wants to be up north etc... We have no psychiatrists, psychologists, here?? This needs to change!! I can see her anxiety is beyond my expertise so I was reaching out for Names. Tk u
  #10  
Old 09-13-2021, 11:00 AM
Heartnsoul Heartnsoul is offline
Veteran member
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 536
Thanks: 3
Thanked 79 Times in 42 Posts
Default

She also has spoken to her primary who prescribes Zoloft which did absolutely nothing for her. She's been through alot and Really needs a psychiatrist at this point. I have no idea where to look. Have searched for names but hate pulling one out of a hat. So much better when others may have found one to recommend. I am willing to drive her to Ocala or Leesburg if necessary
  #11  
Old 09-13-2021, 11:41 AM
Heritage Heritage is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 18
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Heartnsoul View Post
My neighbor has lost her husband, can't sleep, won't eat, very depressed. I believe she needs a psychiatrist. Do we have any good ones in the area??
The first place to begin would probably her primary care physician.
  #12  
Old 09-13-2021, 11:55 AM
Taltarzac725's Avatar
Taltarzac725 Taltarzac725 is offline
Sage
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 44,487
Thanks: 4,731
Thanked 1,775 Times in 1,190 Posts
Default

Try this resource-- Crisis Contacts & Links - NAMI Marion County, Inc. - NAMI Marion County, Inc.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Heartnsoul View Post
She also has spoken to her primary who prescribes Zoloft which did absolutely nothing for her. She's been through alot and Really needs a psychiatrist at this point. I have no idea where to look. Have searched for names but hate pulling one out of a hat. So much better when others may have found one to recommend. I am willing to drive her to Ocala or Leesburg if necessary
  #13  
Old 09-13-2021, 12:01 PM
Taltarzac725's Avatar
Taltarzac725 Taltarzac725 is offline
Sage
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 44,487
Thanks: 4,731
Thanked 1,775 Times in 1,190 Posts
Default

Shelter In Place Resources for Seniors | Comfort Keepers

You might also want to try getting her involved in something?
  #14  
Old 09-13-2021, 12:32 PM
retiredguy123 retiredguy123 is online now
Sage
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 7,512
Thanks: 809
Thanked 6,241 Times in 2,289 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Heartnsoul View Post
My neighbor has lost her husband, can't sleep, won't eat, very depressed. I believe she needs a psychiatrist. Do we have any good ones in the area??
I don't have a specific recommendation, but you can go to "fepblue.org" and search for the psychiatrists in the area. You don't need to have an account to search. Apparently, there are at least 69 psychiatrists within 25 miles of The Villages. That may be a good place to start, and maybe look up their reviews.
  #15  
Old 09-13-2021, 01:27 PM
manaboutown's Avatar
manaboutown manaboutown is offline
Sage
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: NJ, NM, SC, PA, DC, MD, VA, NY, CA, ID and finally FL.
Posts: 5,825
Thanks: 6,662
Thanked 2,837 Times in 987 Posts
Default

From the information about her you posted your friend should see a psychiatrist ASAP as she could be clinically depressed and require psych meds and likely some counseling to carry on with her life. If your friend's physician is unable to give her a referral perhaps your physician might be able to do so.

I used to date a really good psychiatrist but she practices in Newport Beach, CA. My friend told me she once had seen a man who within a three day period suffered three terrible losses and was clinically depressed. He was fired from his job, his mother passed away and his wife left him. She prescribed some psych meds for him and he soon recovered. My friend told me she had been an anesthesiologist and discovered she was "good with the chemicals" so she became a psychiatrist.
__________________
"No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth." Plato

“To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.” Thomas Paine

Last edited by manaboutown; 09-13-2021 at 01:34 PM.
Reply

Tags
psychiatrists, good, psychiatrist, depressed, eat

Thread Tools

You are viewing a new design of the TOTV site. Click here to revert to the old version.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:54 AM.