The dispute between psychotherapy and medication has been on the rise and was debated for decades. Many people with mental illnesses may turn to psychiatric drugs instead of psychotherapy, because they are uneducated and unaware of the effectiveness of therapy and its benefits. Psychotherapy is an alternative way to treat mental illnesses rather than to use harsh medication that may potentially cause more harm than good in the long run. Medication on the other hand are just prescribed pills that just temporarily bandage the problem rather than heal it There are many cases in which proves that therapy is more effective opposed to medication in helping patients with mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety and phobias.
All in all, I find that medication can enhance one’s like and make certain illnesses easier to deal with, but at the same time I think it is important to value a person’s thoughts regarding medication and accept the decisions of clients if they choose to refuse
Secondly, antidepressants have become cost friendly, as Prozac is now available in genetic form. Although, psychotherapy can help depressed patients siggnificantly, the biomedical approach seems more appropriate for depression. The reason I say this is because a person with depression may not want to leave their house several
Virtuous physicians always asses the decision making capacity and the competence of their patients to make sure they have adequate capacity to make their own decisions, especially for patients who refuse specific treatment, have mental illness, or have specific factors that impair their ability to make decision( _1). What make a patient competent to make a decision? , and do depressed people lose their competence and their decisional capacity? . Depression is a common side effect of cancer (2), and cancer treatment require a lot of important decisions that patients need to make which are very significant in determining their future, and respecting patient will is fundamental in term of autonomy, but what if the patient refuse the treatment, if the doctor consider him as non-autonomous he also will think about his duty in non-maleficence and about his responsibility in supporting and respecting patient wishes.
A physician has an unenviable position. He is closest to man approaching a god-like stature and when that god stumbles, the consequences can be disastrous. This is even more so in the field of psychiatry where the fact that mental illness exists is not disputed, but the diagnoses and treatment is often suspect. However, despite the demise of 'doctor knows best ', we still need to trust a psychiatrist since diagnosis is based on a patient 's expressed thoughts and overt behaviours rather than solely on biological phenomena. This requires not only that the patient trust the doctor, but even before that, the doctor appreciates and understands the context of those behaviours; behaviours that are influenced by the patient 's environment.
The ideas that the world has about mental health nowadays does not help. By trying to prevent mental health and getting help from people who really need it is something we need to do. There needs to be an institution to help people who need it and to provide and sanctuary for the people who can not get
Psychotropic medication for mental illnesses can be very controversial topic, especially medication for mental illness that could be treated non-medically, such as depression, anger, and anxiety. This topic is even more controversial for children and teenagers who suffer from these mental illnesses. Between the years 1985 to 1994, the number of children and teenagers on psychotropic medications grew from 5.1 percent to 6.5 percent. In 2003, over 11 percent of American children and teenagers. In Florida, 1 in every 10 minors who are in State’s custody is on a psychotropic medication in 2005 (Talmadge, 2006).
DISCUSSION From the beginning, the therapist had to deal with own doubts and anxiety. The therapist had heard a lot about the psychodynamic psychotherapy but this was the first time he conduct the sessions by himself. Unlike pharmacotherapy, there is no standard clinical practice guideline or recommendation for the therapist to refer to or follow. The therapist was worried that he was unable to conduct the therapy effectively and his patient would not benefit from the therapy.
The purpose of this research paper is to examine the different treatments that are used to ease the mental state of an individual and how mental illness has changed overtime. The focus will be on whether specific treatments are harmful to individuals and if there has been a change overtime. Today in society, mental illness is viewed as a negative flaw to human beings, and because of it, people are often labeled as different and harmful. With the help of new advanced technology, people can pinpoint the madness behind the For ages, mental illness has been depicted as a misconception among society. Naturally for human beings’ noticing something noticeably odd can cause judgement towards the individual.
I would explain to the client that therapy can help by reevaluating the impacts of the medication. I would also communicate with the patient that therapy can assist in resolving issues that they may not be accepting and also help them find new coping skills with their
Psychologists/Psychiatrist often work together. Psychologists specialised in diagnosing and treat people with daily issues such as emotional disturbance, behaviour concerns (anxiety, aggression) without medication. They can support Taylor to understand his TBI/SCI and improve the abilities needed to function well and minimise ongoing problems. Psychiatrists are doctors who treat the effects of emotional disturbances that effect of physical conditions. Both can offer education to the Taylor, family/caregiver about managing behaviour
You can’t just wait it out or take a pill to make everything go away” (Ravenscraft). The brain is the most complex organ in the body, making recovery from mental health much harder than it may seem. There is no specific cure for mental illness, however there are ways to manage the symptoms and live a fulfilling life. To get to this, treatments needs to be done by psychiatrists. Unfortunately, there are a shortage of psychiatrists worldwide and the wait lists to see one of these professionals can be tremendously long.
The two most common forms are antidepressants and mood stabilizers. Antidepressants stimulate the chemicals such as serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine, that affect emotions. Too little of the naturally produced serotonin will usually cause someone to become depressed. Lithium, a mood stabilizer, treats the mood swings that are associated with bipolar disorder. Antipsychotics reduce the chances of delusions and hallucinations, also referred to as psychosis.
Multiple clinical studies have shown limitations. As well as many of these antidepressants are prescribed by physicians with little or limited mental health disorders, according to the American Psychological Association. Psychiatrists, such as Dr. Gabriela Cora suggest taking another route when dealing with depression instead of prescribing pills right away. “Psychotherapy is very helpful for depression. There are other ways that can help with depression: good nutrition, exercise, time to relax (to ease some of the stress from school, and sleep.