Overcoming the stigma surrounding psychiatric medication
Is the stigma surrounding mental health alive and well?
Psychiatric medications treat the physical aspects of mental illnesses. For example, certain medications may work by managing certain chemicals in the brain, just as statin manages cholesterol levels in the blood. But why is it still such a vaguely understood and stigmatized form of treatment? Why are these medications perceived differently from other medicines that treat strictly physical ailments, like an infection?
Click through the following gallery to understand the root of this stigma and how it can be overcome.
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