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Who Can Prescribe Mental Health Medications?

Approximately 40 million Americans take at least one psychiatric drug (antidepressants, anxiolytics, sedatives, hypnotics, antipsychotics, etc.). Despite the fact that millions of Americans take and benefit from mental health medication, a lot of people are still unclear on who can and cannot prescribe it. This lack of information can hold them back from getting the

Mental Health Medications Explained in Simple Terms

Did you know that 19.2 percent of adults had received mental health treatment in the last year? This includes 15.8 percent of respondents who had taken prescription medication to help them manage their mental health symptoms.   There are a lot of stigmas, confusion, and misinformation surrounding mental health and prescription medications. These issues, in

How to Find an LGBT-affirming Therapist?

LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning) adults are 2-4 times more likely to experience a mental health condition compared to non-LGBT people.   Therapy can be helpful for LGBTQ people. For example, it can help them to manage mental health conditions. However, finding LGBT-affirming therapists and mental health professionals isn’t always easy.   You may

How to Pick a Good Therapist?

Over 198,811 therapists employed in the United States. Also, with nearly 200,000 mental health professionals to choose from, finding a therapist can be challenging, to say the least.   You may currently be in the process of finding a good therapist. Because of this the answers to these questions can help them narrow down your

Depression Medications: The Complete Guide

    Introduction     According to the Centers for Disease Control, antidepressant use is on the rise throughout the United States, among both men and women. For those who are struggling with Major Depressive Disorder (also known simply as depression), antidepressant medications can be a crucial component of their treatment plan. Even though they’re being used more frequently,

Anxiety Medication: The Complete Guide

    Introduction According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, approximately 18.1 percent of the U.S. population struggles with an anxiety disorder. However, among this population, only 36.9 percent receive treatment for their condition. Medication is one of the most effective options to treat anxiety disorders. A lot of people are hesitant about taking

What is a Chemical Use Assessment or a Rule 25 Assessment?

    Table of Contents (click on a question below to be directed quickly) What is a Rule 25 Assessment? Who needs a Chemical Health Assessment? Who administers a Chemical Use Assessment? What happens when I get a Rule 25 Assessment? How much does a Rule 25 Assessment Cost? Should I hire a Private Assessor?

Root Causes of Relationship Problems

    Introduction   The majority of Americans (64 percent) report being happy in their relationships. However, what about the other 36 percent, though?   For those who are struggling with relationship problems or marriage problems, it’s important to understand the root causes of these issues. Because of this, below are some of the most