Do I need therapy? Do I need medication? Is it either/or?
Many people are able to get through life’s challenges without the need for either medication or therapy. Some people find that, medication provides what is needed to get them back on track in their lives. For others, it is the combination of medication and therapy that is most beneficial.
Questions about how medications work for mental health issues can be addressed by your family physician.
He or she will help you make informed choices about the course of action that will be most helpful to you regarding medication. In the course of therapy, your therapist may recommend that you see your doctor if he or she thinks that medication or getting an accurate diagnosis would be beneficial to you.