“You can go out there and conquer the world, but then there’s that voice say “who are you? You know you can’t do that. That cancerous attitude, that self-defeatist attitude and it’s always there.”
Iraq War Vet
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Questions to Ask
Here are some questions you may want to ask that can help you and your doctor figure out
the best treatment that fits you:
- What is causing my depression? Is it another health problem or medication?
- Which treatments are right for me(medication, counseling, or both)? Why?
- What medication side effects should I look out for?
- If I notice side effects, who should I contact, you or someone else in your office?
- Are there any foods, alcohol, or medications that I shouldn’t take while I’m on
- How long will it take before I start feeling better?
- How long do I need to take this medication and/or be in therapy?
- What if this doesn’t work? What’s next?
- Will my insurance pay for it? How much will I have to pay?
- What if I can’t pay for the medication? Are there any free as samples from the
company that makes it?
- Should I think about experimental treatments or clinical trials?
- Is there anything else I can do to feel better?
- How do I talk about my depression with other people?
- Should I talk to my advisor or my boss about it?
- What should I do if I start to feel suicidal?