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How can you talk to my doctor about depression?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Candidly: Most of us doctors got into this line of work so that we can help people. Allow your doctor to help you, by sharing what is going on . Take care.

Answered 5/10/2016

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Just be honest.: Tell your doctor about your mood, energy level, concentration, memory, self esteem, motivation levels, sex drive, sleep & appetite. Crying spells, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness are pertinent as well as your capacity to feel joy. Let your doctor know immediately if you have suicidal thoughts.

Answered 10/24/2017

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Dr. Kerry Ragain answered

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Track your symptoms: First, write down as best you can the specifics of your symptoms daily. What are the symptoms? When are they at their worst? How frequent are they? On a scale of 1-10 how severe are they during these periods? Do any particular circumstances seem to trigger the depressive feelings? How long have you had the symptoms? Then, with this information in hand, met with your dr and tell them everything.

Answered 11/28/2013

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