Depression - Symptom Evaluation - FAQ

Dr. Reeja Tharu
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team  on Aug 05, 2014
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I visit in case I suffer from depression?

You should visit a psychiatrist in case you suspect that you suffer from depression.

2. Are there any tests to diagnose depression?

There are no specific tests to diagnose depression. It is diagnosed based on several questions that the doctor asks the patient. The doctor also examines the patient and may ask for certain blood tests and others, primarily to rule out any cause of depression.

3. Are medications available to treat depression?

Medications are available to treat depression. Most of these take around 2 to 3 weeks to bring about their action. You, therefore, have to take the medications at least for a month even if you do not notice any effect.

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