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A 39-year-old member asked:

What would be a good way to convince my doctor to prescribe me anti-depressants?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
Psychiatry 40 years experience
No need to convince: Tell your doctor what symptoms you are experiencing and he will be able to arrive at a diagnosis. However, if you feel that you have depression and your pcp does not agree with you, then ask to be referred to a psychiatrist for a second opinion.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

Is there a way to push my doctor to give me anti-depressants?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Horacio Capote
Specializes in Psychiatry
Do't: It's not the best to push people. Better to have a discussion about your symptoms & to ask if antidepressants might help. If so, which one. Your doc may want to do some testing or refer you to another specialist. The treatment of depression includes understanding it's origins, exercise, nutrition, psychotherapy, meditation, among other things. Don't sell yourself short w/a quick solution.
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Last updated Oct 5, 2016
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