What’s more, our medical directors typically recommend decreases in psychotropic medication over the course of treatment.
“Yes, I know that a lot of people believe in God, but does it really matter to mental health?
The intended purpose of this movement was noble – its proponents sought to put an end to stigma and discrimination against mental illness.
However, attributing all psychological functioning to a “chemical imbalance” is over-simplistic, incomplete and inconsistent with current scientific thinking.
Over 47,000 scientific articles have been written on the subject of spirituality and health (Pub Med search – June 2011), of which at least half relate to psychological symptoms and wellbeing.
It is now recognized that this domain can protect against depression.
What’s more, the effects of a competing condition – a known, evidence-based program for stress and worry – were no different than no treatment at all.