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Can all doctors help address depression or does one have to see a mental health specialist?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: It makes sense to

See a specialist for any problem. You would not go to a cardiologist for diabetes.
Why not see a mental health specialist for depression?

In brief: It makes sense to

See a specialist for any problem. You would not go to a cardiologist for diabetes.
Why not see a mental health specialist for depression?
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Dr. Allan Goldstein
Internal Medicine

In brief: PCP

Most primary physicians can treat depression successfully.

In brief: PCP

Most primary physicians can treat depression successfully.
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Dr. Robert Stewart
The most effective treatment for depression is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and PCPs do not have the time for that. A mental health professional is a better choice once medical conditions have been ruled out.
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