Depression (also known as major depressive disorder) can be challenging to manage because your symptoms may not be limited to just one episode and may return without an appropriate treatment plan. Symptoms that remain after initial antidepressant treatment are known as "unresolved symptoms."
According to the DSM-5,* a medical reference commonly used by health care professionals to aid in diagnosis, a major depressive episode consists of many of the following symptoms, occurring for at least 2 weeks.
Your health care professional may discuss some or all of the above symptoms with you. It's important to openly share your feelings with him or her. To prepare for your next appointment, here are some questions to ask.
If you've been on an antidepressant for at least 6 weeks and are still experiencing symptoms of depression, talk to your doctor right away. Ask about moving up your next appointment and be prepared to have an honest conversation. It's important to tell your doctor if you're still experiencing symptoms of depression and explain what you want from your treatment plan.
*Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition.
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