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Where can I get help for depression?

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Once you decide it's time to get treatment, start with your primary care doctor. He can talk with you about how you feel and make sure that medicines you take or another health problem aren't causing your symptoms.

Your doctor may prescribe treatment or refer you to a mental health care professional, who can look at your symptoms and recommend ways to treat them.

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Depression."

Siegert, R. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, & Psychiatry with Practical Neurology, April 2005.

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: "The Many Shadows of MS Related Depression." 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 5, 2019

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Depression."

Siegert, R. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, & Psychiatry with Practical Neurology, April 2005.

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: "The Many Shadows of MS Related Depression." 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 5, 2019

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