What should I tell about depression and my family's medical history?
Since depression and other illnesses tend to run in families, an accurate and complete family medical history can often reveal causes for your depression. Be sure to include any family mental illness or substance abuse problems. You may not know some important facts about your family's medical history, so ask a close relative to help you with this information.
Also be sure to tell your doctor if anyone in your family committed suicide.
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