Question: Will A Doctor Prescribe Antidepressants On First Visit?

Will my doctor prescribe me anxiety medication?

In general, any physician or psychiatrist can prescribe anti-anxiety medication.

However, you must see a doctor in person for anxiety medications that are classified as controlled substances.

Online doctors cannot prescribe benzodiazepines, such as Xanax..

Who can prescribe depression medication?

Primary care providers routinely prescribemedications for depression, but if your case is complicated or you don’t respond the treatments they’ve prescribed, your doctor may recommend that you see a psychiatrist who specializes in the treatment of mental illnesses.

Can I ask my GP for antidepressants?

Sometimes the GP will refer a person for counselling or a brief psychological intervention (talking therapy) before thinking about prescribing an antidepressant. People with moderate or severe depression may be prescribed an antidepressant as well as referral for a therapeutic service.

What do I tell my doctor to get anxiety medication?

If requesting medication, be direct and specific. Something like, “I think I may be experiencing depression. Over the last ____________ (timeframe), I have been feeling _____________ (briefly list your symptoms).” If you have talked this over with a therapist, make sure your doctor is aware of that as well.

Can a family doctor prescribe antidepressants?

Yes, primary care physicians can work with you to prescribe antidepressants, when necessary.

Can the little clinic prescribe antidepressants?

Can The Little Clinic provider prescribe medications? Yes, but only if the condition/diagnosis requires a prescription for treatment based on the provider’s assessment.

How do doctors decide which antidepressant to prescribe?

When prescribing an antidepressant that’s likely to work well for you, your doctor may consider: Your particular symptoms. Symptoms of depression can vary, and one antidepressant may relieve certain symptoms better than another.

Can you be prescribed antidepressants at a walk in clinic?

Anti-Anxiety Medications: Because urgent care physicians are not psychiatrists, and do not monitor patients long term, it is important to know that anxiety and anti-depression medications cannot be prescribed at urgent care center.

Is there a medication that treats both depression and anxiety?

One choice for pharmacotherapy in patients with comorbid anxiety and depression is the combination of a BZD or buspirone with an antidepressant. Alternatively, some patients may respond to antidepressant therapy alone, provided a drug that is effective in treating both disorders is used.

Should I go on anxiety meds?

If you have severe anxiety that’s interfering with your ability to function, medication may be helpful—especially as a short-term treatment. However, many people use anti-anxiety medication when therapy, exercise, or other self-help strategies would work just as well or better, minus the drawbacks.

Will teladoc prescribe Xanax?

No. PlushCare and all other digital healthcare providers are unable to prescribe controlled substances, such as Xanax. It is illegal for anyone to prescribe, sell or buy Xanax online. While we are unable to prescribe Xanax, there are many other anti-anxiety medications our doctors can prescribe.

How much do antidepressants cost without insurance?

The cost of antidepressants varies widely, depending on the dosage, the drug you are taking, and whether it is available as a generic. Even without insurance coverage, it is possible to purchase a generic antidepressant for as little as $4 per month.