Is Medication Better than Therapy?

When it comes to your mental health, medication and therapy are not mutually exclusive. In fact, therapists encourage patients taking psychotropic medications to continue with therapy treatment. While prescribed medication can improve patient function, in truth, these pills only treat the symptoms of mental health conditions. Medication cannot correct past trauma or longstanding behavioral patterns, many of the main causes of mental health conditions. Therapy addresses these deeper scars, while medication curbs any pressing symptoms. Psychiatrists like Helene Anne Miller of Family Psychiatry and Therapy know that to gain the long term benefits of psychiatry, a patient must not just take medication, but must also engage in therapy to investigate and amend the psyche’s deeply rooted issues.

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