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Therapy and Drug Treatment
January 12, 2011
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Is therapy always accompanied by prescription drug treatment? I am uncomfortable taking a lot of medication and that's the situation I find myself in right now. Is there an alternative?

January 12, 2011
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I'm pretty surprised that was the first option your therapist gave you. In my experience, a therapist usually tries to work with you without medication if that's possible. I actually had to persuade my therapist to let me try some medication, and while it helped me, it's definitely not for everyone. Talk therapy can absolutely be done without drugs, I'd recommend looking for a different therapist if you're not getting what you need.

January 12, 2011
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No you don't always have to have prescription medicine. I don't like taking a bunch of pills either and so I am looking into someone who will just counsel me without sending me to a psychiatrist.

January 13, 2011
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No, I am surprised too actually that drugs were the first option they gave.  I always thought then therapy was a place to go to talk things out, try to make it better without having to go on any medication.  I would seek a different therapist.

January 13, 2011
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I don't think so. I think that the therapist will try alternatives before prescribing medication. Also, I don't think all therapists have the authorization to prescribe meds. One of the reasons why I left my last therapist was because she refused to find alternatives to medication. I realize that some things are hard without taking pills, but she made it sound like it was impossible.

 

If you are uncomfortable with this therapist, you should find another one.

January 25, 2011
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It really depends on your situation.  Let's say you're an addict.  The doctor would have to address your physical symptoms as well as your psychological ones.  So while working with you in therapy, he will have to give you medications for say, depression if you're suffering from it.  

I do think they go hand in hand in most cases.  Psychological problems always affect the body.

July 26, 2012
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Therapy doesn't exactly mean you will have prescription drugs along with it. Many people go with a more natural way of healing, such as yoga, meditation, exercise, or other mind-stimulating activities. They don't necessarily have to be prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications. The great thing about modern science is the flexibility that is involved during treatment. However you go about it, be sure to explore the many opportunities. What type of treatment are you in? I noticed you said "a lot" of medications. No one wants to be on a lot, especially if you are recovering from a drug addiction, but some may be required for a full recovery. Be sure to speak with a professional about your condition if you haven't already. They don't want to put you on unnecessary drugs if they don't have to for two reasons. One, cost. It most likely will be very expensive. Two, side effects. Many people have to go through many trial runs before finding out which drug is right for them. Three, the healthiest way to recover is naturally. Whatever you decide, make sure to think of all the options available.

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Only prescribed medicines are not included in treatment but many other therapies are there which are quite effective. A good rehab center can provide this type of therapies.

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