ADHD - To Medicate Or Not to Medicate? 

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The topic of psychiatric medication canĀ Neuro Brain Booster Review be a hot button. Are medications helpful? Are medications used as an unnecessary crutch? Psychiatric medication can be defined as a medication that affects mental state and can be used to treat a mental health diagnosis. For example, medications that assist with depression, anxiety or delusions among other symptoms would be considered psychiatric medication. There are many considerations when deciding to take or not to take psychiatric medications.

Even therapists don't agree on if and when psychiatric medication is appropriate. While most therapists seem to assess situations on a case by case basis, the discussion of the use of medications often brings out a polarity in a few professionals. Some professionals will say medication is never OK and others seem to believe that medication is the answer to all that ails you.You are an individual and your needs will not necessarily match another person's needs. Everyone should be individually assessed to see if medication is a suitable intervention. Medication will not always be the correct treatment.

If you do an internet search on overuse of psychiatric medications - pages of matches will pop up with articles detailing concerns about excess use of psychiatric medication. Medication is not best used to minimize appropriate emotions. Sometimes you just might be sad or angry. Sometimes you might be going through a rough time. Have you suffered a loss? You may acutely feel that loss periodically for a couple of years or longer. Humans are emotional beings and it is acceptable to have emotions without necessarily needing medication. Part of being human is sometimes feeling bad or frustrated or even a little out of control of situations. If medication is used to mute regular emotions you may miss out on some of the joy and trials of your life journey.

Conversely, there are situations where psychiatric medication makes the difference from living a life of unmanageable anxiety, fear, or depression to having a manageable, content life. If an individual is unable to function because of mental health issues, medication may be appropriate.It seems beneficial to think carefully about taking psychiatric medication. Don't dismiss the idea out of hand but don't believe it will be the answer to all your problems either. Even with medication you will have good and bad days. Be open but trust your instincts. Try also not to let feelings of shame make the decision for you. There is nothing shameful about utilizing psychiatric medication. Review the input from others but make the decision that is best for you.



  Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 3:44:53 AM

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