Psychiatrist Dr. Francie Broghammer talks about medications for mental illness including when they are necessary, some of the most common medications and how they work, and how the treatment of mental illness continues to advance.
Top 3 Take-Aways:
- 1 in 5 people will struggle with mental illness at some point in their lives. It is not a failure.
- Psychiatric medications don’t change who you are. When a medication is needed, it doesn’t change your personality, and you might not need to be on them for the rest of your life.
- When in doubt: ask your doctor.
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Dear Doctodoctor, thank you guys so much for your show. After Church, it is a highlight of my Saturday. ….so much good info packed into 45 minutes. Do you have any info on a good Catholic doctor and/or a good pychologist out her near Poulsbo/Silverdale area? thanks again, jeannette Vasicek
Hi Jeannette! Thanks so much for listening. You can check out the Catholic Medical Association’s physician search engine to try to find a nearby Catholic doctor: https://www.cathmed.org/physician-directory/