Our expert says:
Psychiatrist: I am sorry to hear that you are feeling so bad.
You are describing a serious depressive episode and need to see a Psychiatrist urgently. As there are not many Psychiatrists in South Africa, we all do have a waiting period for consultations, but most of us also provide for emergency appointments. Call the Psychiatrist's office again and should there be no earlier appointment I suggest that you go to your GP who can phone a Psychiatrist and get you assessed earlier.
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