The thyroid gland produces and regulates hormones. These hormones can affect energy levels, mood, even weight. They can also be factors in depression. Read on to find out what causes thyroid-related depression and how it's treated.
You have been treated for depression for more than 3 weeks, but you are not getting better.
If you have not been diagnosed with depression but you think you may be depressed, use the
Feeling Depressed topic to check your symptoms.
Who to see
Your family doctor can help you with depression. If treatment by your doctor doesn't help you, the
next step is to see a mental health professional.
No matter who you
see, it is important that this person has experience treating people who have
depression and is trained in proven therapies. It is also important that you
establish a good long-term relationship. If you don't feel comfortable with one
doctor or therapist, try another one.
Health professionals who can
diagnose depression and prescribe medicine include: