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Hello, I am not sure if it is a life coach or psychiatrist

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I am not sure if it is a life coach or psychiatrist I need?
A very quick summary, I am female 49 years old. I am suffering from low moods, panic attacks and drinking far too much.
I worked hard and did well so I do not need to work full on anymore. Now I have completely lost direction and not enjoying life at all. Not married, no children and wonder what are the next steps and the point of all? Actually after being quite successful in business, overall I now feel a failure? I am used to working for goals....and now do not have one....
Please let know what think...Emma
I am Dr. Thomas, a double board certified doctor. I will give you an initial answer or ask you a question, but I am here for your follow up concerns. Use “reply to expert” as needed.
A psychiatrist.

This is not a life coach situation.
Your own doctor and a psychiatrist or psychologist trained in alcohol problems should work together.

You are indicting signs of depression and alcohol use disorder.

These are serous medical issues.

Physical problems also need to be ruled out with exam and lab testing.
Let me know if you have further questions.
Use reply to expert as needed.
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