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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: