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The Need For Medication Acceptance

It's common knowledge that medications have the ability to control symptoms and speed up the rate of recovery of one who is diagnosed with a mental disorder if the medication is correctly prescribed and administered. Refusal to take prescribed medication could worsen the physical and mental state of a patient.

There are a series of drugs that a psychiatrist will prescribe to a person whose mental health is threatened. These drugs gradually improve the mental state of a patient.


They are medications used to treat the major depressive disorder, anxiety, panic & phobic disorders, chronic pain conditions, as well as eating disorders to mention only a few. Drugs in this category can help people who always see the sad side of life, are predominantly pessimistic, and have a hopeless view about their future. It helps patients deal with the overwhelming sadness that is locked up inside of them.

Anti-anxiety Medications:

Another category of medication that could be prescribed by your psychiatrist is the anti-anxiety medication. Anti-anxiety medications help deal with nervousness, worry, sleep, belly ache, over-thinking, and fear of doom that never goes away among others. These types of drugs help you manage the tension and edginess coursing through your body. It makes you worry less about the future and outcomes as you navigate life.


They are indicated in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorders. It keeps your mind on the mental tasks you are handling at the moment. They help you sustain attention and not be distracted. Stimulants keep you alert and sharpen your focus so that you are able to do things that need to be done and keep positively occupied. This is easily explained by an African saying "an idle mind is the devil's workshop".

Mood stabilizers

They are another kind of medication your psychiatrist might prescribe to you. These drugs help people balance the highs and lows in their emotions. It is usually prescribed to patients with bipolar (two poles) disorder. It helps keep their emotions under control and not switch from manic highs to depressive lows in the episodes that typically characterize bipolar disorders.

The aforementioned categories of drugs will only be effective if the patient prescribed the drugs agrees and accepts to use them. Medications can only be prescribed to you by a trained medical professional, usually, a Psychiatrist after they have given you a diagnosis, informing you about how the medications work and their possible side effects. Medications can't be forced on you, however, your doctor will try to help you weigh the benefit over the risk of using them. Accepting medication and adherence to it, helps you to be mentally stable and functional in life.

"If you live with anxiety disorder, major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, OCD, anorexia/bulimia nervosa, ADHD, etc.,….there’s a ton of people out there, like you! People who you wouldn’t even think! A community of people who live with these same diagnoses, albeit anonymously. Like you, they function and live better on daily medications like: Lexapro, Zoloft, Lithium, Amitriptyline, Risperidone, Olanzapine, or monthly injections or Ativan as needed. So know this: You share part of something that is common to humanity"
You are not ALONE!- Dr. Kafayah.

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