Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Medicate Your Madness?

Here in the UK there seems to be a big debate in society as to whether or not treating mental health conditions with pharmaceuticals is the best thing to do, especially in the long term; yet "pills" are probably the first thing your GP will offer you. If there is an underlying biological cause behind a mental health condition (bi-polar for example, which can be genetic or neurochemical), then treating it with medication seems like the right thing to do, surely? However, if a mental health condition is purely psychological (like my anxiety for example) are meds really the right answer? Opinion is divided and I for one am torn.