When is the right time to consider adding antidepressants to your treatment plan for depression? In this episode Dr. Ronald R. Fieve, head of the Fieve Depression Center, located at 952 Fifth Avenue in New York City, is here to give you the courage to take charge of your mental health.
Dr. Fieve: Treatment for depression is for people that have pain, they don't function. For people that have interruption with their life's career. And those are the ones that I think should get help, the rest of them are on the borderline, maybe talking to a friend, talking to a therapist, going to a health food store, I'm all for it, try it, but if the depression persists and goes on, month after month, I think you oughta give the possibility that maybe there's a biochemical factor involved here. And three weeks on antidepressants might make the difference; I think you oughta try it.
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