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Laying the Groundwork for a Medication Conversation


Therapists and counselors can have very different opinions on the role of psychotropic medications in mental health care. The majority of mental health professionals appear to agree that medications are necessary in the most severe forms of psychological disorders, especially when psychosis is present. But many are still conflicted about when it is appropriate to broach the subject of medication referrals, especially if patients have never taken psychiatric medicines before. As a therapist or…