Antidepressants: Questions for Your Doctor

Here are a few sample questions you might ask your doctor if you’re discussing antidepressants. Print and take this list with you to your next doctor visit.

❏ What type of antidepressant might you recommend for me?

❏ How soon will it likely start to work?

❏ What risks and side effects are common with this drug?

❏ How long will I likely need to take it?

❏ Could an antidepressant affect my other medications?

❏ While taking antidepressants, do I need to change what I eat or drink?

❏ Would you recommend other therapies for me, such as counseling?

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The information provided here is for general informational purposes only and not intended to be nor should be construed as medical or other advice. You should consult your own doctor and/or an appropriate professional to determine what may be right for you. Treatment options mentioned may not be covered by your benefit plan. Check your plan for specific coverage details.