Show 193 More About Creating a Treatment Plan

This time a look at the research part of creating a treatment plan that works for you. This next phase involves researching and learning your options. Two of those options that might be presented to you are taking medication or seeing a behavioral health professional.

Nothing wrong with those options. Well there could be if you don't have the money to access professional services. Or you don't want to take medication.  Or see a therapist.

I would say that you need to be aware of what the options truly are before you shut any of them down. What does it mean to take medication, for a short period of time? Are you more suited to short term skill building therapy than long term talk therapy.

And is there anything else that you can try? (Yes, there is!)

So the research part of the plan is important.

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: 

Science Insider video on taking CBD oil for a week to help with anxiety.

Simon & Schuster publishing page about Anna Black's Book, A Year of Living Kindfully.

The Mayo Clinic has a pretty good consumer friendly page about anxiety treatment; it does mention the medical diagnostic process but it is open to other types of treatment and some home care and lifestyle changes.

Therapik allows you to pre-screen therapists to get a sense of who they are and their treatment style.

Prior Episode Mentioned:

ARP 169 - To Medicate or Not to Medicate


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