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Understanding Mental Health Meds

When it comes to mental health or addiction, there is no one-size-fits-all treatment approach.   Some people respond very well to talk therapy alone, while others may need medication to assist with the process.   When combined with therapy, medication can be an important part of the treatment process. It is important to note that unlike antibiotics, psychotropic medications do not cure the disorder but rather help you to feel better in order to function and fully participate in the process of recovery.   Medication without therapy is like a Band-Aid; it covers the cut, but the cut is still there.   It isn’t the Band-Aid that heals the cut but rather the body doing the work of repairing the wound.   The Band-Aid merely provides a cover to allow the body to do its work.   Likewise, therapy is the work that is required to heal the wound, and the medication alleviates symptoms to allow you to do the work.   Medications work by changing the imbalance of chemicals in the brai