Yesterday we talked about fears of addiction to medication therapy. There are other fears that influence our choice to use or not use medication therapy for brain illness.
In clinic, we hear about people’s preference not to take medication, as if it were like ordering mushrooms or no mushrooms on pizza.
I am not someone who likes to take pills.
Again, I think most of us agree entirely. Who of us set out in life thinking, “I hope my life depends upon medication therapy? I just want to have a reason to medicate.”
So tell me about this. Questions:
- Are nonprescription substances safer for us?
- If so, why?
- If not, why?
- What are other risks you fear of taking medication for brain illness as compared the risk of brain illness remaining and likely progressing untreated?
Fears can provoke us to grow stigma and biases. However they can also be used a tool for getting friendly with ourselves. We can use our fears. We can use them to gain clarity to know better why we are making our choices – stigma? Or friendship to Me?
Nothing is all right or all wrong. But we should know our motives if we can because of it’s potential usefulness. It is a friendly thing to do.
Self-Care Tip #285 – Know your fears so you know why you are making your choices.
- Fighting For Brain Health Is At The Core Of Being A Friend To Yourself (friendtoyourself.com)
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- Don’t Run Away. You Might Fall In Love With Your Flaws. (friendtoyourself.com)
- Say Yes to Medication And No To Drugs (friendtoyourself.com)