How to Prepare for An Appointment if You Have S.A.D

How to Prepare for An Appointment if You Have S.A.D

In a previous post we wrote about how to know if you might have S.A.D. Read this article here.  If you ever feel that you might have Seasonal Affectiveness Disorder it might be time to set an appointment with either a primary doctor, psychiatrist or psychologist. To prepare for this appointment do the following. 

 

Create a List of 
Symptoms
– feeling down, lack of energy etc
Depression Patterns– What makes it better or worse, when depression starts
Any other physical or mental problems- These can both affect mood.
Life changes or stress- Recent changes can pin point what might be causing depression
ALL supplements, prescriptions and vitamins- Names and doses
Questions for doctor- Listed in order of priority

 

 

Mayo Clinic Suggest Asking these questions. 

Are my symptoms likely caused by SAD, or could they be due to something else?

What else could be causing or worsening my symptoms of depression?

What are the best treatment options?

Are there any restrictions that I need to follow or steps I should take to help improve my mood?

Should I see a psychiatrist, psychologist or other mental health provider?

Are medications likely to improve my symptoms?

Is there a generic alternative to the medication you’re prescribing me?

Are there any brochures or other printed material that I can have? What websites do you recommend?

Don’t hesitate to ask questions anytime during your appointment.

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