Things We Misunderstand About Managing Mental Health

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Dr. Jackson explained why the above-listed myths are untrue, starting with the ones about how long therapy might take, and what a therapist versus a psychiatrist does. “Often problems occur over time therefore it will take time to resolve, though it doesn’t mean you’ll be in therapy forever. Most therapists do not prescribe medication. Though there are some who do, often medication for mental health is prescribed by a psychiatrist. If medication is what you seek, knowing this can help save time so you get connected with the right person initially. Therapy does not only focus on the past or your problems. In fact, discussing what works for you and building insight into your strengths is often a necessary part of treatment.”

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