Why would my doctor prescribe me an antidepressant when I'm in pain, not depressed?

Good question. I have found that some doctors will prescribe an antidepressant for anything that they cannot find the cause of or if the doctor thinks your pain is "all in your head". I have seen patients that were prescribed them by other doctors for diarrhea, pain, insomnia and many other problems.

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Could a doctor on here prescribe an antidepressant? I've been dealing with depression lately and am willing to try an antidepressant.

Sorry No. Good for you for asking for help.Medications such as antidepressants and mood stabilizers can't be prescribed in this format.Seeing a mental health professional for a full evaluation is important for finding the best way to get you feeling better.Not all depression is the same and treatment needs to be individualized. Seek out a mental health professional in your area. Good luck, be well! Read more...