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Can general practitioners write prescriptions for antidepressants?

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Dr. Joel Feiner
Psychiatry
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In brief: They are able to.

General practitioners are able to write prescriptions for antidepressants but in my experience, g.
P.'s are not always aware of the nuances of side effects, interactions with other meds, different kinds of antidepressants, detailed educational information for you and family. Do they have access to a psychiatrist for consultation? If they have experience with these meds and the condition, fine.

In brief: They are able to.

General practitioners are able to write prescriptions for antidepressants but in my experience, g.
P.'s are not always aware of the nuances of side effects, interactions with other meds, different kinds of antidepressants, detailed educational information for you and family. Do they have access to a psychiatrist for consultation? If they have experience with these meds and the condition, fine.
Dr. Joel Feiner
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: GP & Antidepressants

Some do, at least for short while until the patient can get appointment to see a Psychiatrist.

In brief: GP & Antidepressants

Some do, at least for short while until the patient can get appointment to see a Psychiatrist.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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