Is it Appropriate to Medicate Due to The Anxiety and Depression of Divorce?By
Under guidance from a health professional, medication can relieve some of the symptoms of anxiety, but it requires non-drug treatments to produce lasting changes and continuing relief from anxiety. Medication doesn’t cure the underlying problem and is usually not a long-term solution. Anxiety medications also come with side effects and safety concerns, including the risk of addiction.
In this episode of The Intelligent Divorce, Mark Banschick, M.D., discusses when drug therapy is deemed appropriate, but also offers healthy alternatives such as meditation, exercise and a healthy diet. Many are surprised to learn that some natural alternatives may work as well as medication. Dr. Banschick believes each patient is unique, and therefore, what suits one patient may not work for another. This program provides options so that you can make a more informed decision regarding your mental and physical health.