10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Depression

10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor about...


  1. What causes depression? Will I have it for the rest of my life?

  2. What medications treat depression? How do they work?

  3. Will my personality change if I take antidepressant medication?

  4. How long will it take for the medication to help me feel better?

  5. What are the side effects of this medication? What can I do if this medication doesn’t work for me or the side effects bother me?

  6. How does psychotherapy help with depression?

  7. What other steps can I take to help manage my depression?

  8. What are warning signs of recurring depression?

  9. Do you have experience treating depression?

  10. How do I reach you in an emergency? 

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Patient Notes:

Reference: Depression section on Better Medicine