Have You Recently Been Diagnosed With Depression?
Talk To Your Doctor And Get The Answers You Need
Use these 48 questions to help you
- understand your diagnosis
- explore treatment options
- get the right information to make decisions about your care
The causes of depression are not clear cut, however there are effective treatments and thankfully, many ways that we can help ourselves manage and recover from depression.
This edition of Fink Cards helps you improve communication with your doctor to get the best care.
In recent years treatment has grown to encompass medication and various talking therapies, these should now be available in all areas of the UK. We also know more about the beneficial effects of self-care – that is what you can do for yourself - for example activity, diet, and positive daily routines that increase well-being.
These cards help you to start conversations with your doctor about diagnosis, treatment, support and the way forward. You’ll find out that you’re not alone in the way you feel, that your worries are shared by many, that there are effective treatments for you, and that you can start to make a difference to how you feel. Let’s start to put you back in control!
Written by Sally Branch, who before training as a Health Coach, worked as an Occupational Therapist in the NHS with people with mental health problems and with those with long term conditions, focusing on enabling people to live well despite on-going health problems.
Sally is also the author of a two day Mental Health Recovery Coaching Course, currently delivered in conjunction with a health trust and a local mental health charity. She is particularly interested in the application of evidenced psychological approaches, including positive psychology, to the field of health and well-being coaching, in order to help people experience true wellness rather than simply the absence of illness.
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