Wellness Habits: Is Medication Right For You?
One of the best things you can do for both your mental and physical health is to engage in habits of mindfulness daily. Whether this compliments a prescription medication or allows for a transition to holistic wellness entirely, practicing mindful habits can help you heal as the whole person. Depression and anxiety can damage the entire body, not just the brain. As systemic illnesses, it is important to not limit your treatment to psychological treatments but to treat all of your body’s needs. Mindfulness can help you balance your body’s needs and heal accordingly.
At Wellspring, we regard people and communities as wholes, not just parts pieced together. Struggling in one area can bring you down in many others. Let us know how we can help.
To medicate or not to medicate?
Deciding whether or not to remain on medication can be a difficult decision. Many psychiatric drugs cause a slew of undesirable side effects, like mood swings, weight gain or loss, stress, or depression. Sometimes it’s easy to get caught in a prescription cocktail and forget about the smaller things you could do for yourself. Yet sometimes medication is simply the best choice for you. It’s a hard choice to make, and even harder to know which one will be truly better for you.
In this article, six people share their stories dealing with this same question.
How, you might be asking, can I practice mindfulness in my day-to-day life? Some examples of mindful routines include clean eating, a personal rhythm or daily schedule, and prayer or meditation. Maybe none of these approaches will solve all your problems, but many people have experienced great success with reclaiming some control over their personal routines.
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Dr. McNeely’s viewpoint and practice is integrative, combining developmental, cognitive-behavioral, existential and other perspectives to develop a holistic approach, broadening insight and opportunities for effective intervention.
Abigail regularly works with clients dealing with a broad range of issues including depression, bipolar depression, anxiety, life challenges and chronic illness. She offers individual, couples and family counseling for adults and teens, as well as academic, employment and medical needs psychology assessments.