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You should see someone
Is it mostly about psychiatric help?
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2013/04/09
4:14pm
Robert
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While flipping through the pages of a novel, this line happened in my vision:  ‘You should see someone, ‘  and weirdly  I immediately thought somebody was being mentally beleaguered– and sure enough it was a character advising another to go see a psychiatrist.

Though never heard that expression used that way, I suspect it is actually if not a standard usage at least highly recognizable as almost exclusively associated with psychiatric helps.  
 
Am I onto something new here, or only belatedly register some old usage that’s always been there all along?
2013/04/09
6:04pm
Dick
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This phrase is used in many different circumstances. The context that precedes the statement tells the readers or the participants what kind of specialist needs to be seen.  Usually it would not be an urgent situation but it may be very important.  It is probably most often used pertaining to some kind of medical help. (This includes psychiatry)  But it can include anything in which the addressee seems to be less than competent to handle.

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