- Not all people receiving Christian
counseling need medication
- However, many children and adults
benefit significantly from medication
- Medications prescribed for mental health
problems are typically called
- Medications are prescribed by your GP or
by a PSYCHIATRIST
- A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who
specializes in mental health problems
- Psychotropics are available for both
children and adults
- Review the material below, then use the
column to the right to check on your
- You can link to sites that provide
detailed information on your medication
Questions to Ask Your Doctor
- What is the name of the medication and
what is it supposed to do?
- How and when do I take it, and when do I
stop taking it?
- What foods, drinks, or other medications
should I avoid while taking it?
- Should it be taken with food or on an
- Is it safe to drink alcohol while on
- What are the side effects, and what
should I do if they occur?
- Are there differences in the way my
child might take it if is prescribed for
Should A Christian Take
Medication for Mental Health Problems?
- There is nothing in the Bible that would
prohibit you from taking appropriate
- IF your problems are mild to moderate,
you may not need medication
- If your problems are moderate to severe,
you'll probably need medication, at least
- Talk to your doctor about any concerns
you might have
Are The Main Categories of Medication?
Check Drug Interactions
- If you take more than one medication,
you should always check for drug
- Make sure you check on both your
prescribed medications and any vitamins you
- You can check for drug interactions by
going to the following site: