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Psychotherapy With Med Checks

Posted on: 09/29/2017

Many psychiatry stakeholders decry the lack of "therapy" with those too-short med checks, but some patients benefit from medication indefinitely. Does that mean all need psychotherapy indefinitely?

Psychotherapy can effectively treat some psychiatric disorders without meds. For some of those disorders no other effective treatment exists. But for some disorders meds do the job quite well. Should those patients have to undergo mandatory psychotherapy to keep getting their meds whether they want/need it or not? Who really benefits from such a policy, the patient or the provider?