Doctor Discussion Guide

  1. Q: What’s your depression status?
  2. A: I’m newly diagnosed with depression

    Suggestion(s):

    Things To Ask Your Doctor

    • Can medication help treat my symptoms?
    • What are the different types of antidepressants?
  3. Q: What’s your treatment status?
  4. A: I’ve taken an antidepressant in the past, but not currently

    Suggestion(s):

    Things To Ask Your Doctor

    • Why you stopped taking your previous antidepressant(s)
    • Things To Ask Your Doctor

    • Should I consider taking an antidepressant again?
  5. Q: What are your concerns about taking an antidepressant? (Check all that apply)
  6. A: I’ll lose my sex drive

    Suggestion(s):

    Things To Ask Your Doctor

    • Will I have sexual side effects on an antidepressant?
  7. Q: Which statement(s) best describe you? (Check all that apply)
  8. A:

    • I work part or full time
    • I take care of my parents

    Suggestion(s):

    Things To Tell Your Doctor

    • How depression impacts the way you approach your daily responsibilities
  9. Q: How often do depression symptoms affect your interest in your favorite activities?
  10. A: Always

    Suggestion(s):

    Things To Tell Your Doctor

    • Some things you no longer enjoy or do because of depression symptoms