Depression Symptoms: Questions to Ask Your Doctor

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Sadness. Irritability. Obsessive thoughts. Extreme moods. The medications for treatment, and are other options available?
This question will give your doctor an opportunity to discuss the various treatments for these disorders — medications, therapy, exercise, meditation, etc.

When will I begin feeling differently?
It’s important to ask this question. Too many patients quit taking medications too soon — before they take full effect. Your doctor can discuss what to expect from your treatment, and when.

What should I tell friends and family about my illness?
Emotional illness is a sensitive subject that many people have trouble discussing. By asking your doctor how to handle this, you’ll get needed support that can make your life easier.