Shared decision making


Age at interview: 48
Age at diagnosis: 44

Brief outline: Stephen thinks he had been depressed for quite a while but hadn’t admitted anything was wrong until a work colleague suggested that he might consider seeing the GP as he had been taking a lot of time off work over the past few months. Once he was diagnosed with depression Stephen found it easier to accept and was reassured that antidepressants could help him to feel more himself. He has taken them for four years now, and feels that they work well to keep his mood stable.

Background: Stephen is single and recently moved to a new area of the country for his job testing computer software. Ethnic background: White British

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