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Re: Ave. $Cost$ of treating depression

Posted by saint james on October 31, 1999, at 1:36:27

In reply to Ave. $Cost$ of treating depression, posted by Diane on October 30, 1999, at 20:09:18

i would say that a doc is going to want to meet
first to do a consult. Some don't use tests at all. (BTW, the DSM is not a test) As AD's take 4 weeks to work; most meet with you after 4 weeks, but tell you to call if there are any problems b4 this. Ask if your doc will do phone calls, many times there is no need to have an apt. when a quick phone call will do. many are willing to change meds over the phone. Once you have found a med that works most want to see you every 3-6 months. Because I am with an HMO I have to go every 3 months but if I saw my doc in private practice I would go twice a year.

Brand meds are very expensive, generics are cheap, so let your doc know if you cannot afford brands. In general generics are as effective as brands, the real question is what will work for you and what the side effects are. You many be on a buget but you neurology does not know this, often !





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