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90. Depression and Anxiety Medications: A Balanced Approach (Depression and Anxiety Coping Skills Podcourse)

Here's an important reminder about medications and depression and anxiety: You don't have to choose between medication or a "natural" approach. A truly integrative approach makes room for it all. It's about harnessing science, skills, and the incredible capacity for healing we all possess. In this episode, Dr. Emmons will discuss a more balanced perspective on medication and its role in mental health. He'll share his unique approach to medications with the reminder that healing is an individual journey, and there's no one-size-fits-all solution.


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