Why are psychiatrists so focused on medications?

The great answer to this question is that medications can help. Medications are not right for everyone and rarely do complete solutions come contained in a pill, but they can have a huge impact on helping the process of healing.

Are psychiatrist REAL doctors?

Psychiatrist are in fact medical doctors or physicians if you prefer. Following 4 years of college, future psychiatrists attend medical school for another 4 years, then do specialized training in psychiatry for 4 years in what is called a residency program.

Are medications safe?

This is a complicated subject. There is a reason medical school and residency take many years to complete. Medications are safest when guided by an expert who understands how the human body functions as well as how the medications work. In psychiatry this is even harder because of how complicated the human mind is. Dr. Collison is passionate about finding the best way to help a mind heal safely and effectively.

If I take medications, does that mean I don’t need psychotherapy?

Decades of research have shown that time and time again, the best results for most people are obtained when medications and psychotherapy are combined. There are some cases where a medication alone is enough, but most people finds that psychotherapy is an essential part of healing.

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