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There are many different types of depression medications including SSRIs, SNRIs, TCAs, and MAOIs. Which anti depression pills are best for you will depend on the severity of your depression, your general health, and your response to treatment. A doctor will work with you to decide which types of depression medication are best for you and in what dosage.
There are no FDA approved antidepressants available over the counter. Antidepressants need to be prescribed by a doctor because they aren’t right for everyone and may interact negatively with certain medications and medical conditions. When you start a new depression medication you may experience side effects and should be closely monitored by your prescribing physician to ensure your health and safety.
PlushCare makes getting antidepressants prescribed safe and easy. You can book a same-day appointment with a top online doctor and get depression medication sent to your local pharmacy or shipped to your door following your virtual consultation. During your visit, your doctor will perform a mental health evaluation and determine the best antidepressant for you. You can pick up your prescription from your pharmacy on the same day, or wait and get it delivered.
Yes. As mentioned above, online doctors are able to prescribe antidepressants to treat a variety of conditions. After diagnosing your condition the doctor will prescribe the best antidepressant for you. They will electronically send this prescription to the pharmacy of your choice.
Antidepressants require a prescription. You cannot buy them over the counter and for good reason. Most antidepressants have some side effects and drug interactions, and if/which you’ll be prescribed should be left up to a doctor to determine.
Yes. Our doctors use the same guidelines and clinical tools to diagnose depression online as a doctor would if you saw them in person. Schedule an appointment with a depression doctor at PlushCare today to get depression treatment online and develop the right plan for you.
Antidepressants usually begin working within 6 weeks. It’s important to work with your doctor on finding a medication that works for you. Since all of our brains are different, what works for one may not necessarily work for another.
Online doctors are a perfect solution for anyone with mild to moderate anxiety or depression. However, PlushCare isn’t a good solution for patients with bipolar, schizophrenia, or psychosis, or for patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a history of suicide attempts.
Yes, many of our patients now use PlushCare exclusively to refill their medications. It’s convenient and we accept all major insurance providers. We’ve recently launched our Mental Health Prescription Program where you can have your mental health medication delivered to your door and receive ongoing care from our doctors.
Yes. Our doctors commonly write prescriptions for anxiety medication, that said, they cannot write prescriptions for controlled substances such as Xanax and Klonopin.
If you’re looking for a depression doctor near you, look no further. PlushCare doctors are qualified to treat depression and practice entirely online, meaning they’re always accessible to you. Our doctors can prescribe antidepressants and our therapists can offer you therapy. Our comprehensive approach to mental healthcare is extremely effective with 97% of conditions successfully treated.
Primary care physicians and psychiatrists are both qualified to prescribe antidepressants. At PlushCare our primary care physicians commonly write prescriptions for antidepressants to treat anxiety and depression. For more complicated mental health conditions a psychiatrist is recommended.
Doctors can diagnose depression in several ways, including a physical exam or psychiatric evaluation. A physiatrist may refer to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) in order to provide a diagnosis for depression.
The cost of antidepressants will depend on factors such as the type of anti depression medication, dosage prescribed, and whether you have insurance coverage. Whether the antidepressant is a brand-name or generic medication will also affect the cost.
No, there is no over the counter medication for depression. You need a prescription from a licensed doctor in order to receive anti-depression medication. Online doctors at PlushCare can help diagnose depression and write a prescription that is electronically sent to a pharmacy of your choice.
Different types of depression medication include:
– Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
– Serotonin–norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs)
– Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs)
– Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)
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We can send prescriptions to any local pharmacy or by mail.
Your doctor will work with you on a treatment plan, which may include therapy and/or medication. Some common prescription antidepressants our doctors prescribe are:
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