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Is it okay to take clinical psychology advice even you are treated by md's meds for nervous breakdown?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Peter Jackson
Clinical Psychology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Yes. Take the advice

Psychological and medication should complement one another. Medications will hopefully improve the severity of your mental distress.
Psychologically, it is important that you work on the thoughts and feelings you have about your difficulties in your life, and take action that will improve coping. Treatment with meds and psychotherapy should both support recovery from mental distress.

In brief: Yes. Take the advice

Psychological and medication should complement one another. Medications will hopefully improve the severity of your mental distress.
Psychologically, it is important that you work on the thoughts and feelings you have about your difficulties in your life, and take action that will improve coping. Treatment with meds and psychotherapy should both support recovery from mental distress.
Dr. Peter Jackson
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Dr. Bob Stewart
I agree with Dr. Jackson. Counseling should complement and enhance medication. Research indicates that cognitive therapy is just as effective as medication for the most common disorders of depression and anxiety, and the effects don't stop after treatment ends.
Dr. Thomas Delaney
Psychiatry - Geriatric
5 doctors agree

In brief: Of course

It can be helpful to learn stress management , anxiety reduction and coping mechanisms for overwhelming life events.
Many clinical psychologists specialize in this. The research indicates that combining the evidenced based therapy with the appropriate medication is more effective than either one of them alone.

In brief: Of course

It can be helpful to learn stress management , anxiety reduction and coping mechanisms for overwhelming life events.
Many clinical psychologists specialize in this. The research indicates that combining the evidenced based therapy with the appropriate medication is more effective than either one of them alone.
Dr. Thomas Delaney
Dr. Thomas Delaney
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Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The combination of both psychotherapy and medication works best.
It's not advisable to see both clinical psychologists at the same time, but receiving services from both md and clinical psychologist is appropriate.

In brief: Yes

The combination of both psychotherapy and medication works best.
It's not advisable to see both clinical psychologists at the same time, but receiving services from both md and clinical psychologist is appropriate.
Dr. Miroslava Fox
Dr. Miroslava Fox
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Therapy and Meds

Medication from a psychiatrist, combined with therapy from a psychologist is a common, and in fact, the most optimal approach to treating mental stress.
Relying on one or the other is typically not indicated, Especially in cases where the symptomology is more severe.

In brief: Therapy and Meds

Medication from a psychiatrist, combined with therapy from a psychologist is a common, and in fact, the most optimal approach to treating mental stress.
Relying on one or the other is typically not indicated, Especially in cases where the symptomology is more severe.
Dr. Andrew Berry
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