MENTAL ILLNESS MEDICATIONS

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Prescription Medication is not right for everyone.

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Consult with your doctor

Talking about mental illness is hard. There is a stigma in society that surrounds mental illness. This stigma prevents many people from getting the help they need. Don’t let that happen to you or a loved one. Mental illness is common. About 1 in 5 people will experience some sort of mental illness in their lifetime. Don’t be worried. Your family doctor is a good place to begin talking about mental illness.

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Usual side effects

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Blurry vision
  • Dry mouth
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Nausea 
  • Problems with sex
  • Constipation
  • Weight gain
  • Problems with blood sugar and cholesterol
  • Restlessness
  • Enlarged breasts
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Alternative Methods

You or a loved one don’t have to take medications. They can be costly, and they can have unwanted side effects. Other options are available like exercise, yoga, meditation, supplements, etc… These alternative methods may not be right for you, but they can help for some individuals. If you are on  mental illness medication incorporating some of these other measures might help you lower your medication dosage and achieve better results.

EDL has provided help to at least one individual each month for the past nine years!

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