How is depression diagnosed and treated?

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Depression is a cyclical disorder, meaning the symptoms can come and go. It’s important to see your doctor so that you can be properly diagnosed and receive the health care you need.

After you make an appointment to see your doctor, write down all of your feelings and any personal situations or work-related issues. You believe may be making you feel the way you do. Your doctor will listen to your concerns and possibly give you a physical exam. They will also review your family history and make a diagnosis UFABET 

Your doctor will work with you to create a treatment plan to begin immediately. While your doctor may suggest adding gradual doses of caffeine to your diet, possibly in pill form. You cannot rely on caffeine alone to help treat your depression.

Your doctor may prescribe a medication that will help improve your mood and alleviate some of your symptoms. It may take a few days or even weeks to begin to see some improvement in your symptoms and mood.

Be patient and continue taking your medication as prescribed. If you’re concerned your medication isn’t working, talk to your doctor. They may need to adjust your dosage or switch you to a different medication.

Your doctor will likely also suggest you see a therapist. A therapist will talk to you about your feelings and emotions in a judgement-free, supportive environment.

Your doctor may also suggest lifestyle changes, such as participating in activities you previously enjoyed. A low-impact fitness program may also help relieve symptoms. Avoid alcohol, which is a depressant and can make your symptoms worse.