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Hi.  I have a family member who lives in Manila that suffers from Anxiety and Depression.  I'm looking for the best Psychologist or mental health institution money can buy.  I am serious.  There must be places where the wealthy go for very personalized and effective help.  Thank you.

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You might be able to check which Specialists the best hospitals there have and choose one of them as a starting point.  

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I agree with HK... Perhaps start with St. Lukes or Asia Hospital? They are USA accredited and offer first-world class services.

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I think any good GP can help with antidepressants or advice of who to see. 

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10 hours ago, Jollygoodfellow said:

I think any good GP can help with antidepressants or advice of who to see. 

I could be wrong, but I thought antidepressants were illegal here???

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1 hour ago, OnMyWay said:

I could be wrong, but I thought antidepressants were illegal here???

I thought it was more nuanced that that... some antidepressents were illegal?

Watsons have a page about them but I pressume they're prescription only (and they might require seeing a doctor that's allowed to prescribe them like only pain management specialists can prescribe certain pain killers).

https://watsonshealth.com.ph/antidepressants/

 

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2 minutes ago, GeoffH said:

I thought it was more nuanced that that... some antidepressents were illegal?

 

Not sure.  I remember chatting with my GP (he loves to talk!) a few years ago and thought I remembered him saying that stimulants, like some diet pills, and antidepressants are illegal.

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1 hour ago, OnMyWay said:

I thought antidepressants were illegal here???

A doctor in the Philippines can prescribe valium.  It can be a dangerous antidepressant in the wrong hands.  A fellow I knew went a bit nuts using valium and booze together.

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10 hours ago, OnMyWay said:

Not sure.  I remember chatting with my GP (he loves to talk!) a few years ago and thought I remembered him saying that stimulants, like some diet pills, and antidepressants are illegal.

I doubt that prescribed antidepressants would be illegal. How do they deal with this as its a common problem world wide.

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They have a mental health program. Contact on the bottom of the page.

https://www.doh.gov.ph/national-mental-health-program

Or even easier find someone to help here, http://www.silakbo.ph/help/

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