If your doctor recommends medication, ask him/her to be direct and specific.
After asking you some questions about your mental health, your physician may suggest antidepressant or anti-anxiety medication.
What do I tell my doctor to get anxiety medication?
Things to tell your doctor
Write down any major stresses in your life, as well as any traumas you’ve experienced, both past and present. Write down all of your health conditions: mental and physical. Make a list of all medications and supplements you’re taking. Include how much you take and how often.
Can a regular doctor prescribe anxiety medication?
If you think or know you have anxiety, you may go to a doctor for anxiety treatment. This person will prescribe medication to calm the effects of anxiety. While you may be able to get this medication from your primary care doctor, you’re better off seeing a psychiatrist for mental health medication.
Can you ask your doctor for a specific medication?
“A patient request for a specific medication dramatically increases the rate at which physician s prescribe that medication,” according to the new research led by John B. The researchers designed an experimental study to evaluate the effects of “activated” patient requests for specific medications.
When should you see a doctor about anxiety?
When to see a doctor
You should visit your doctor if: you feel as though you’re worrying so much that it’s interfering with your daily life (including hygiene, school or work, and your social life) your anxiety, fear, or worry is distressing to you and hard for you to control.