I do not turn to psychiatric medication as a first option in the treatment of most mental health issues. I usually like to see how the problems respond to therapy and lifestyle changes first. But I have seen that in some cases, the combination of therapy and medication can be helpful. (Research has consistently shown that when medication is indicated, the combination of medication and therapy is more effective than either one alone.)

Many people have very strong feelings about psychiatric medications. If either you or I feels you should consider this option, you will be able to discuss the matter fully, and the decision will always be yours. WI have several very good psychiatrists to refer to if we choose that route.