I know someone who exhibits all the symptoms of severe depression. Finaly, this person is seeing a psychiatrist, but has only been on one session so far.
This is a 2 part question
First, is there anything as a friend I can do to help, or should I just wait it out and leave that up to the psychiatrist. For example, this weekend, I watched my friend literally sleep all day, up till about 6PM, then stay in the same spot watching TV, a few naps, and essentially repeated that throughout the weekend and up to now. Should I step in and force this person to get outside, get up, get in the shower etc, or is this counterproductive and better left up to a professional?
Second, the psychiatrist, seemingly is one that my friend really likes. For the first time I can sense a small amount of optimism in regards to getting help from the psychiatrist. Problem is, it is $200.00 per session, current insurance will only cover about 10% of that. With no family or friends to turn to financially, what can be done to not have to start all over with a cheaper psychiatrist?