Many of my clients are currently being treated with psychiatric medications.
I have had clients tell me that their physician recommended a medication for anxiety or depression at the same time they were given the news that they were being diagnosed with a chronic condition like diabetes. Their physician was concerned about their emotional reaction and wanted to give them a medication to help them cope.
Others reached out to a physician and reported how they were feeling and were prescribed a medication. The stress of events in their lives, or the stress of living with a chronic condition, may have left them feeling like their emotional resources were drained.
And of course, I often have conversations with clients who are considering medication and want help in making the decision. Often, they have mixed feelings about the value of these medications and are unsure of whether they want to take that step.
I will be honest with you. I see both sides to the psychiatric medication question, based on my experiences with my clients.
I recently posted an article on making the medication decision. Here’s a link:
I am really interested in knowing if your doctor has recommended antidepressants or anti-anxiety medication. If so, what was your reaction?
Or have you talked about your emotions with your doctor and decided that medication was the way to go?
Any experiences to share?
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