Many of my clients have been prescribed medication for depression or anxiety by their primary care physicians. Some of them have initiated this discussion physicians after a discussion we have had about going the medication route. Others have had this discussion before they found their way to me, and chose medication.
Clients also tell me that their doctors suggested they consider medication, in many cases after receiving a medical diagnosis and their doctor’s concerns about how the diagnoses will impact them emotionally. I always appreciate when physicians have a concern for the emotional states of their patients.
What I also hear from my clients is that the conversation with their primary care physicians about depression or anxiety medication is not always an easy one. They may not know how to bring it up with their doctor. Or they may have concerns about what they should know before consenting to beginning medication.
I recently posted an article on this topic. Here’s a link:
So… what about you? Has your doctor brought up antidepressants or anti-anxiety medications with you? And if so, how did you react? Or have your brought up this topic? Also, what are your feelings about these medications?
Looking forward to hearing what you think!
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