Shared decision making

Lucy X

Age at interview: 21
Age at diagnosis: 15

Brief outline: Lucy experienced depression for the first time when she was 15. Although she got help and was prescribed Prozac (fluoxetine) she found it was difficult as an adolescent to be able to have a say in her treatment. When she began university she experienced another episode of depression, and this time found that the university doctors were far more open and understanding. She was prescribed citalopram which worked much better for her, and continues to take it on an ongoing basis.

Background: Lucy is a university student and works part time during the vacations as an administrator. Ethnic background: White British.

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