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Talk with Your Doctor about Depression 


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Depression is a real illness. If you think you might be depressed, see your doctor.

Talk to a doctor about how you are feeling.
Get a medical checkup. Ask to see a doctor or nurse who can test you for depression.

If you are worried about talking with a doctor about depression, check out this guide to Finding a Mental Health Professional [PDF - 442 KB]. External Links Disclaimer Logo

What about the cost?
Screening for depression is covered under the Affordable Care Act, the health care reform law passed in 2010.

Depending on your insurance plan, you may be able to get screened at no cost to you. Talk to your insurance company, and ask about the Affordable Care Act.

Even if you don’t have insurance, there are free and low-cost mental health services. Find mental health services near you.

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