How Do I Choose a Medication – The Crux
Medications are treatment assistants; they are not treatments. They are shield generators, helpful because humans are biologically wired toward the depressive emotions. This is an evolutionarily weighted preference priority. Poor cognition and behaviour patterns can unbalance this further, to an unforgiving degree. This is when medications can be useful.
But only ever as a tool; never a stand alone treatment. Though dose, symptoms and life events matter – none of these eclipse the reality that cognition and behaviour must be altered to take advantage of medication effects. Hard work on self is always required. This work is ongoing, but some core precepts are invaluable and likely universal. Medications give you a space to work within not otherwise available to you. They provide a “shield” to:
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