Depression Symptoms: Questions to Ask Your Doctor


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.