Therapy and lifestyle changes may be enough to stop your mental illness symptoms. However, some times medication is needed to manage your symptoms. Medication may only be needed for a short time while you work through issues in therapy. With more chronic symptoms you may need long-term medications.
Regardless of the length of time you need drugs, medication management plays a crucial role in your recovery. Due to the ways that psychiatric medications work, medical teams must keep closer eyes on dosages and side effects.