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Comparing EP and Drug Therapy
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Energy psychology is safer and lasts longer

Energy psychology is much safer and longer-lasting than drug therapy. EP has no side effects, no potential for addiction, and no periods of instability while you adjust to starting and ending treatment. Unlike drugs, whose benefits (mostly) disappear when you stop taking them, energy psychology’s benefits are long-term and can easily be maintained with home practice. 

Drug therapy has a role, but it’s limited

And, in the USA, it’s overused
If you look at ACEP’s leadership and membership, you’ll see that the vast majority of our members come from conventional health and mental health backgrounds. We’re familiar with drug therapy, and we believe it has critical role for some people, especially when other approaches have not worked. 

But all you have to do is compare the rate of prescription drug use in the US to other advanced countries, and it’s easy to conclude that US insurance and pharmaceutical companies have found drugs to be a convenient and profitable answer for nearly every problem that people have (even though the research does not really support their effectiveness). For instance, research clearly shows that anti-depressant medication is only barely more effective than placebo. It is not more effective than cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). You would never know this from the ads on television.

 I think we need a concluding sentence… but not sure what it is right now.

Solid, lasting change comes from taking charge of your life

It is our opinion that medication should not be used in place of making fundamental changes in lifestyle and/or neutralizing the sabotaging effects of adverse experiences in childhood, trauma, limiting beliefs and cognitions. 

If you want to take charge of your life and understand the wisdom of working with the mind/body system as a whole, energy psychology is a great approach for you with the guidance of a professional. 

If you are currently on medication and want to get off, you should consult with your doctor about how to come off medication safely and ask for a referral for a mental health practitioner. You can search for energy psychology practitioners near you by clicking here.

 If your doctor has suggested psychiatric medication to you, have you asked for a referral to mental health practitioner? This also needs a different conclusion… again, not sure what at the moment. 

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