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Depression treatment, diagnosis & prescriptions

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Can I talk to a doctor on Maple about depression?

Yes, absolutely. In most cases, a Maple doctor can diagnose depression online by asking about your symptoms and conditions. Once you describe your symptoms to the doctor, they will be able to diagnose, prescribe appropriate medication, and recommend an appropriate course of treatment.

If the doctor suspects you have a more serious problem, they may suggest you go to a clinic for a thorough physical examination.

Can I get a prescription on Maple?

Yes, our physicians can prescribe medications online during your consultation. Once you accept a prescription, you’ll have the option to pick it up from any pharmacy or we’ll deliver it right to your door at no additional cost.

You can visit our How it Works page to learn more.

What is depression?

Depression is a mental illness that involves persistent feelings of sadness, loss of interest in regular activities and is an illness that can negatively affect how you function as well as your involvement in everyday life.

What are the symptoms of depression?

Symptoms of depression include:

  • Frequent feelings of sadness and despair 
  • Loss in appetite resulting in weight loss or increase in appetite leading to weight gain
  • Sleep issues such as insomnia or over-sleeping
  • Fatigue 
  • Thoughts of self-harm or suicide 
  • Anxiety
  • Loss of interest in activities that you once enjoyed
How can I treat depression?

You can treat depression with a combination of psychotherapy and prescription medication. Attending psychotherapy/psychology sessions, such as Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), can teach you how to identify self-destructive behaviour and provides you with information on how to cope and handle stressful situations. In addition to psychotherapy, a doctor may also prescribe medications such as antidepressants to reduce or eliminate symptoms of depression.

What is Maple?

With Maple, you can start talking to a doctor or a mental health professional (psychotherapist/psychologist) about your symptoms in a matter of minutes. We’re a healthcare app for fast, convenient 24/7 access to Canadian healthcare providers.

You simply log in, tap a button to request a consultation, and we’ll immediately connect you to a doctor or mental health professional via live chat or video.

Our doctors can assess symptoms, and provide treatment, including prescriptions as necessary. Our mental health professionals can provide counselling and treatments such as CBT.

You can visit our How it Works page to learn more.

Patients love using Maple

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Saves a lot of time compared to sitting in a doctor's office!

- Play Store review

Legitimate and just as described, with fabulous doctors. Totally fills the late-night worry gap!

- App Store review

Not having to endure a long wait at a walk in clinic is fabulous. Especially since I have twin pre-schoolers to contend with.

- App Store review

The service is so quick and professional and saves hours spent in a walk-in-clinic. This is a game changer for busy moms and I recommend it to everyone!

- Facebook review

Instead of my husband having to drag both kids to the hospital or walk in alone he was able to see a doctor right away and get a prescription faxed to our local pharmacy.

- Facebook review

Our family has used this service twice so far and it has been amazing. Both doctors were friendly, compassionate and you never feel rushed.

- Facebook review

Was concerned I wouldn’t be able to see a doctor without an appointment. I installed the Maple app, spoke to a doctor and had my prescription in under 30 min.

- Facebook review

I used Maple for the first time today. It was quick and easy, took less than ten minutes including connecting time and the doctor was professional and friendly. 

- Facebook review

LOVE This service. Not only do you have a doctor within seconds but they are professional and knowledgable.

- Facebook review

Absolutely blown away. It was SO easy to use. No wait time getting connected with a doctor. Getting the prescription faxed to the pharmacy made it a seamless process.

- Facebook review

Conditions Maple doctors can treat

Chronic care

Doctors are available 24/7 to provide advice and prescriptions for common chronic care conditions.

Mental health

Our doctors are available to provide advice and treatment for common mental health conditions.

Some examples include:

Women's/men's health

Doctors can advise on family planning and treat conditions like urinary tract infections and erectile dysfunction.

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