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If I go to a doctor about depression, will I get both counseling and antidepressants?

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Dr. Guy DaSilva
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Antidepressants

Most doctors or more likely to give anti-depressants because it is a quick and easy fix.
Most anitdepressants focus on modulating serotonin. Unfortunately, the cause of depression can be something other tnan a serotonin issue. It could be a situational issue with a direct impact on your life. It could be a lack of function of the adrenal gland or it could be a hormonal imbalance.

In brief: Antidepressants

Most doctors or more likely to give anti-depressants because it is a quick and easy fix.
Most anitdepressants focus on modulating serotonin. Unfortunately, the cause of depression can be something other tnan a serotonin issue. It could be a situational issue with a direct impact on your life. It could be a lack of function of the adrenal gland or it could be a hormonal imbalance.
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Dr. Guy DaSilva
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