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I’ve recently been diagnosed with major depressive disorder and I have questions.

What to Ask Your Doctor

  • What causes major depressive disorder?

    It can be helpful to know why you have it.

  • What type of depression do I have?

    Not all depression is the same. Different types respond to different treatments.

  • What are my treatment options?

    You don’t have to put up with symptoms, especially if they affect your everyday life. Learn what can be done to manage your condition.

     
  • What would happen if I did nothing?

    Talk over the pros and cons with your doctor before you make a decision about treatment.

  • How do I manage depression and other health conditions?

    Your doctor can help you decide the best way to do this.

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Add to Calendar America/New_York I’ve recently been diagnosed with major depressive disorder and I have questions. <ul><li><p class="ddg_question">What causes major depressive disorder?</p><p>It can be helpful to know why you have it.</p></li><li><p class="ddg_question">What type of depression do I have?</p><p>Not all depression is the same. Different types respond to different treatments.</p></li><li><p class="ddg_question">What are my treatment options?</p><p>You don’t have to put up with symptoms, especially if they affect your everyday life. Learn what can be done to manage your condition.</p><div class="ad ad-2026 tabAdsection" id="ads2-pos-2026-ad-tab-1"> </div></li><li><p class="ddg_question">What would happen if I did nothing?</p><p>Talk over the pros and cons with your doctor before you make a decision about treatment.</p></li><li><p class="ddg_question">How do I manage depression and other health conditions?</p><p>Your doctor can help you decide the best way to do this.</p></li></ul>

I’m currently treating major depressive disorder and I have questions.

What to Ask Your Doctor

  • Can complementary or alternative medicine help?

    Your doctor can help you figure out what might ease your symptoms.

  • What side effects can treatment cause?

    It can be helpful to know what’s normal and what isn’t.

  • Should I talk to a mental health professional?

    Your doctor can help you decide if talking to a psychiatrist or other mental health professional is right for you.

     
  • Is there anything I shouldn’t do while taking antidepressants?

    Your doctor can tell you what’s OK and what’s not.

  • Should I consider a clinical trial?

    Researchers are always testing new treatments to see how well they work and if they're safe. If you join a clinical trial, you might get to try one before it’s approved by the FDA. Talk to your doctor about your options and the pros and cons.

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Add to Calendar America/New_York I’m currently treating major depressive disorder and I have questions. <ul><li><p class="ddg_question">Can complementary or alternative medicine help?</p><p>Your doctor can help you figure out what might ease your symptoms.</p></li><li><p class="ddg_question">What side effects can treatment cause?</p><p>It can be helpful to know what’s normal and what isn’t.</p></li><li><p class="ddg_question">Should I talk to a mental health professional?</p><p>Your doctor can help you decide if talking to a psychiatrist or other mental health professional is right for you.</p><div class="ad ad-2026 tabAdsection" id="ads2-pos-2026-ad-tab-2"> </div></li><li><p class="ddg_question">Is there anything I shouldn’t do while taking antidepressants?</p><p>Your doctor can tell you what’s OK and what’s not.</p></li><li><p class="ddg_question">Should I consider a clinical trial?</p><p>Researchers are always testing new treatments to see how well they work and if they're safe. If you join a clinical trial, you might get to try one before it’s approved by the FDA. Talk to your doctor about your options and the pros and cons.</p></li></ul>
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