A 29-year-old female asked:
Do and can primary care physicians prescribe antidepressents (ssri's) or do you have to go to psychiatric doctor in order to get it prescribed ?
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Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Yes: Primary care providers do prescribe multiple classes of antidepressant medications. Referrals to a psychiatrist are often made based on the patient's preference or if acuity of mental health needs and followup requirements are beyond the ability of the the primary care provIder.
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