Medication forAnxiety and Depression
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Would You Benefit FromAnxiety and or Depression Medication?
Do you have Anxiety and worry?
If you’re feeling worried. on edge, or just not like yourself, treatment can help.
Do you have work and career stress?
Burnout and trouble at work can have a huge impact on your mental health.
Do you have trouble getting or staying motivated?
Low energy? Feeling fatigued? You are not alone.
Are you feeling down or depressed?
If you're consistently feeling down or sad, treatment can help.
About 60% of people who take antidepressants feel better with the first medicine they take, but others need to try more than one before noticing a change. A study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health in 2008 found that about 50% of patients who did not feel better after using one medication noticed an improvement when they took a new one or added a second medication to the first treatment. You and your doctor can work together to find the medication that's right for you.
You and your doctor can work together to find the medication that’s right for you.
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01Choose Your Plan
Primary365 and Primary365 Virtual Memberships give you and your family convenient, unrestricted, unlimited access to a physician they know and trust for a set monthly rate. You can text, call, send pictures, and video chat with your doctor from anywhere. Or come in for a same/next day office visit with no wait.
02Meet Your Doctor
Your first visit with your doctor includes a comprehensive health and wellness assessment. With FPC you get as much time as needed with your doctor because the better we know you, the better we can serve you.
03Complete Your Assessment
First Primary Care offers a 44 biomarker screening lab panel that is used to identify any potential health conditions such as inflammation, diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, or to indicate an increased risk for these conditions. It allows your physician and care team to create a comprehensive preventative plan that keeps you healthy, happy and living your best life.
04Get Your Prescription
Receive your prescription by mail or pickup at your local pharmacy.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Still have questions? Read our FAQ before your visit.
1. What types of antidepressant medications are available, and how do they work?
There are several types of antidepressant medications available, including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), and monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). These medications work by altering levels of neurotransmitters in the brain, such as serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine, which can affect mood.
2. What are the potential side effects of antidepressant medication, and how common are they?
The potential side effects of antidepressant medication can vary depending on the specific medication and the individual, but may include nausea, diarrhea, headache, dizziness, dry mouth, sexual dysfunction, and changes in appetite or weight. These side effects are generally mild to moderate, and most people are able to tolerate them well. In rare cases, antidepressants may cause more serious side effects, such as suicidal thoughts or behavior.
3. How long does it take for antidepressant medication to start working?
The time it takes for antidepressant medication to start working can vary depending on the specific medication and the individual, but it generally takes several weeks to begin noticing improvement in symptoms.
4. How long will I need to take antidepressant medication?
The length of time an individual needs to take antidepressant medication can vary depending on the severity of their symptoms and other individual factors. In general, it is recommended to continue taking medication for at least six months to a year after symptoms have improved, and in some cases, individuals may need to take medication for longer periods of time.
5. How will I know if the medication is working?
Individuals taking antidepressant medication may begin to notice improvement in their symptoms over several weeks. Healthcare providers may also monitor symptoms and track improvement over time.
6. Are there any lifestyle changes or other treatments that can help alleviate depression in addition to medication?
Yes, there are several lifestyle changes and other treatments that can help alleviate depression, including exercise, therapy, social support, and stress reduction techniques.
7. Will I need to make any changes to my current medications or supplements?
It is important to talk to a healthcare provider about all medications and supplements being taken, as they may interact with antidepressant medication and require adjustments in dosing or discontinuation.
8. Are there any specific risks or complications associated with taking antidepressant medication?
Antidepressant medication may have potential risks and complications, particularly when taken in combination with certain medications or medical conditions. These may include increased risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior, particularly in children and young adults, as well as increased risk of bleeding or serotonin syndrome.
9. Can I drink alcohol while taking antidepressant medication?
It is generally recommended to avoid or limit alcohol consumption while taking antidepressant medication, as alcohol may interact with the medication and increase the risk of side effects or other complications.
10. Are there any interactions between antidepressant medication and other medications I'm currently taking?
Antidepressant medication may interact with other medications or supplements, so it is important to talk to a healthcare provider about all medications being taken to ensure safety and efficacy.
11. Will antidepressant medication affect my sex drive or sexual function?
Antidepressant medication may affect sexual function and libido, particularly SSRIs and SNRIs. Healthcare providers can discuss potential side effects and alternative treatment options.
12. What happens if I miss a dose of antidepressant medication?
If a dose of antidepressant medication is missed, it is generally recommended to take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is close to the time of the next scheduled dose, it may be best.
13. Is it safe to stop taking antidepressant medication once I start feeling better?
It is generally not recommended to stop taking antidepressant medication abruptly, even if an individual starts feeling better. This is because stopping medication suddenly can cause withdrawal symptoms and potentially serious side effects. It is important to work closely with a healthcare provider to determine the appropriate time and method for discontinuing antidepressant medication. This may involve gradually tapering the medication dosage over several weeks or months, under the guidance of a healthcare provider. Additionally, it is important to continue monitoring symptoms after discontinuing medication to ensure that they do not return or worsen. Some individuals may need to continue taking medication for extended periods of time to prevent relapse of symptoms. It is important to talk to a healthcare provider about any concerns or questions related to discontinuing antidepressant medication.
14. Will I need to undergo regular monitoring or follow-up appointments while taking antidepressant medication?
Yes, individuals taking antidepressant medication will generally need to undergo regular monitoring and follow-up appointments with their healthcare provider. This is because medication dosages may need to be adjusted over time to ensure effectiveness and minimize side effects. Additionally, some antidepressant medications require regular blood tests or other monitoring to check for potential complications or interactions with other medications. Healthcare providers may also monitor symptoms and track progress over time to ensure that the medication is working effectively. It is important to attend all scheduled appointments and communicate any concerns or changes in symptoms with the healthcare provider.
15. How much does antidepressant medication cost, and is it covered by insurance?
The cost of antidepressant medication can vary depending on the specific medication, dosage, and where it is purchased. Generic versions of some antidepressant medications can cost as little as $10-20 per month, while brand-name versions may cost several hundred dollars per month. Some insurance plans may cover the cost of antidepressant medication, although coverage may vary depending on the plan and the specific medication being prescribed. It is important to check with the individual’s insurance provider to determine coverage and out-of-pocket costs. Additionally, many pharmaceutical companies offer patient assistance programs and discounts to help make medication more affordable for those who need it.