Ask for help
If you are depressed, ask for help. Have an advocate (parent, friend, or spouse) present at key meetings with your primary care physician, psychologist, and psychiatrist. We are not health care professionals. Please contact your health care professionals regarding treatment options.
Tests can rule out a biological basis of depression such as issues with thyroid function, glucose metabolism, or vitamin levels. Laboratory testing can be conducted to measure the level of brain healthy vitamins and minerals. Tests can determine whether you have healthy levels of vitamins such as B, C, D and folic acid and minerals such as magnesium and zinc. Adequate levels of vitamins and minerals might help to fend off depression. Furthermore, a saliva test to measure stress cortisol levels can be a starting point for further treatment planning
How to Get Help?
If you or anyone you know is suffering from depression and needs to speak to someone for support, please contact: