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When to Call a Doctor
Call a doctor right away if:
Seek care soon if:
If you have not been diagnosed with depression but you think you may be depressed, use the Feeling Depressed topic to check your symptoms.
Who to see
Your family doctor can help you with depression. If treatment by your doctor doesn't help you, the next step is to see a mental health professional.
No matter who you see, it is important that this person has experience treating people who have depression and is trained in proven therapies. It is also important that you establish a good long-term relationship. If you don't feel comfortable with one doctor or therapist, try another one.
Health professionals who can diagnose depression and prescribe medicine include:
Treatment such as professional counseling or therapy can be provided by:
Other health professionals who also may be trained in treating depression include:
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