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Mental health - professional help

If you have been diagnosed with a mental health problem, the two most common treatments are medication and talking therapy such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

You might be offered both talking therapy and medication as part of your treatment. You don't have to choose between them and you can have both treatments together if you want to.

Medication

Medication does not cure mental health problems, but it can help to reduce some of the symptoms. There are different drugs depending on your diagnosis.

Mind has information about different medication, what you need to know before taking it and information about possible side effects.

Talking therapy

Talking therapy allows you to talk to a trained professional about how you are feeling and your experiences. They can help you to understand your feelings and behaviour.

Mind has information about talking therapies, how they work and what you can expect.

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