What's your definition of wellness?

Have you ever wished that you could tell the people who research, develop, and regulate medical product treatments for depression what outcomes are important to you? Now you can...

Patient Rights

As you look at treatment options, keep in mind that you have a right to expect certain things, no matter who you are, what challenges you are facing, or how much money you have.

You have a right to:

  • have your records protected by confidentiality and not be released to others without your permission, except when state law gives permission.
  • participate in developing your treatment plan.
  • be treated with respect and without any abuse or discrimination.
  • sensitivity to your needs and background.
  • an explanation of the treatment you are receiving and why.
  • information about any treatment's expected results and any possible side-effects that may occur.
  • express yourself.
  • report any concerns regarding services or staff to a supervisor.
  • find another professional if you aren't satisfied with your treatment or don't think it's working as well as it should.
  • request a second opinion of your diagnosis or treatment.

Resources for More Information about Patient Rights