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Is it beneficial to prescribe medication to adults for psychological issues or not?

For illnesses like, Schizophrenia or Skitzo-effective, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders including Anorexia nervosa and bulimia, Borderline Personality Disorder, Autism, and Bipolar.


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    Apr 12 2012: These you named aren't psychological issues but mental disorders that are psychiatric.
    Medication can be much helpful and often is the only way to regain a normal or livable life.
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        Apr 18 2012: I don't know whether I understood your question well but what I do know is that the things you sum up are disorders that have to be treated with medication. I don't know which country you live but here where I live they have tried psychological therapies for decades without the least results because they didn't understood that it was and is a physical problem. It takes a genetical disposition that result under circumstances into defects in the nervous system.
        An illness is something you know, it is an abnormal state that will pass if you survive but a mental disorder is only abnormal to those that surround the person with the disorder and make life difficult to them.
        As Katey Nicosea says it can for that reason to that person be some problem to change to the so called normal state of being. But they will be grateful if they start functioning better within society.
        • Apr 20 2012: For some disorders I feel it would be beneficial for medications. There are times I know medications don't work. People are all allergic to many factors a little or allot. There comes a time where a person should just realize they have a problem and take life day by day. If someone is prescribed the right medication later in life they might have a good chance to feel what it is like to feel normal(not that they aren't normal already.) I call it a illness because if they don't take the medication, it could be life threatening...Its just a passing. I know it goes much deeper than that, but I am just looking towards the future.

          Now, if we are talking about symptoms of these illnesses. There should be less medication because these cost a bit and have a lot of chemicals. I first think people should just seek treatment from a therapist of some sort or read some self help books. There are a lot of information out there in the library or on the internet. There are people far worst than others and there are a lot of things going on in the brain. But can it be treatable with just some... i don't know. There must be better ways besides medicine because what happens after 30 years from now. Will we be okay?

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