Notes and Considerations on Choosing an Antidepressant
Are you suffering from depression, or do you feel that you may be? If so, then you should be aware of the fact that there are a wide selection of different antidepressants and mood stabilizers that you can try. Choosing the appropriate medication needs to be an agreement with you and your physician. Luckily, when you first get started your physician will probably have some valuable insight and guidance for you because they already have experience diagnosing depression and choosing appropriate treatment solutions.
Your doctor is going to consider your own feelings and his or her own experience when choosing a mood stabilizer or an anti depressant to help you deal with what is ailing you. There are four things that might go into the choosing of an appropriate antidepressant or mood stabilizer for you, and these are:
- The past experiences that the doctor has had with an antidepressant or a mood stabilizer.
- The past history that you have had with the antidepressant or a mood stabilizer.
- Family considerations or family history pertaining to the antidepressant or the mood stabilizer.
- Health issues that you may have had that could interfere with the antidepressant or a mood stabilizer.
If your doctor has prescribed a certain antidepressant before, then he or she may recommend the same one since then your physician would be dealing with something already familiar to him or her. The same goes for if you have used an antidepressant in the past that worked for you, since it will be likely to work again. Family considerations mostly matter if you have a family member that has successfully used an antidepressant in the past, since the same product may also work for you as it did for a family member in the past. Health considerations may be the most important considerations, because some antidepressants can react badly if you have certain conditions or are taking certain medications, so exercise full disclosure when telling your physician about your medical history.