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The Canadian Mental Health Association recommends for optimal mental health for many people. The treatments that a physician prescribes could comprise one or more of the following:

  • Medication
  • Psychotherapy and/or Counseling
  • Healthy Lifestyle Choices

Just as there are causes and symptoms, there are many unique ways to take care of the unique aspects of every mental disorder. Most individuals find that a combination of approaches works better than 1 type.


Medication can be a vital element for treatment of mental disorders. Physicians and psychiatrists are doctors able to evaluate the condition of an individual, work to ascertain a diagnosis, and prescribe medication treatments necessary so as to enable a patient.

Since we are each different, medication or no 1 treatment will work the same way. Sometimes patients must try various drugs until they find one that “fits” — i.e., one which makes them feel better without disruptive side effects. The medication that is ideal can take a while to stabilize a mental disorder. Though it can seem frustrating to a patient, it’s worthwhile following through to find medication(s) that work with that person.