Show 169 To Medicate or Not to Medicate

Medication is often promoted or given as a treatment option. Yet within that option, there are choices and decisions to make.

It is ok to decide if medication is right for you.
It is equally ok that you don't want to take medications.

In this episode a look at some of the reasons why a person might decide to medicate or not and some resources to learn about anxiety medications.

If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 

National Institute of Mental Health page about Mental Health Medications.

U.S. National Library of  Medicine pages about Lorazepam, Alprazolam and Clonazepam.

For the non-readers among us there is a 2013 ADAA webinar video about Medication for Anxiety: Benefits and Side Effects by Dr. Beth Salcedo.

Consumer Version of Merck Manual on Anxiety Medication. Know that Merck is in the business of selling medication. Doesn't mean that the information isn't correct. They will recommend medication and or psychotherapy. There are additional options to consider as well that are not mentioned on the website. page on Anxiety Disorders and Anxiety Attacks. This site will provide you with information about anxiety disorders, the types and some alternatives to taking medication.


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Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.