Psychologists can analyse your risks by considering the factors involved in the development of depression, as well as your family history.
As a general common sense approach, it is a good idea to tell your GP or psychiatrist before you plan to change or stop any medication. Have a conversation about the risks and benefits. Some psychologists like myself have attended extra courses and have sought professional training or supervision in the area of psycho-pharmacology. If you decide that you want to change or cease medication there are many hints and tips you may wish to use about “how” to do that from your prescriber. Sometimes if the prescriber chats with the psychologist they can work out a plan to minimise the side effects of medication changes. Just a few tips learnt the hard way by a few of my clients… READ MORE..