A way to a better you
Life-changing events are happening everywhere, and times have been hard for many of us. Have you been diagnosed with depression and are you taking antidepressant medication? Here are a few important things to know:
What is depression?
- Depression is a mood disorder that causes deep, ongoing sadness.
- Depression can make it hard for you to do your normal daily tasks.
- About 1 in 10 adults is diagnosed with depression yearly.
What to know about antidepressants:
- Medication can take up to six weeks to work.
- Take your medication as advised. Don't stop without talking to your doctor first.
- Ask what results and side effects to expect. Tell your doctor if you have any.
- Keep your follow-up appointments with your doctor.
What else can you do?
- Build a social support team with friends and family.
- Ask your doctor to connect you with a counselor.
- Keep a regular sleep schedule.
- Exercise several times a week.
- Eat healthy.
Talk with your doctor today, and together make your treatment plan the best it can be!