As much as we’d like to think that Drugs and/or Psychotherapy, concurrently or not is the proper course of treatment, Dr. X points out yet again, that when dealing with human beings, there is no definitive answer for all patients.
Lifted from the comments at Cheryl Fuller’s Jung at Heart, Greg writes:
I am struck by the manner in which we as a society tend to denigrate the ambiguous. Psychotherapy is, by its nature, full of ambiguity, uncertainty and creativity. It seems that drugs promise the opposite: certainty, solidity and solace in the vain attempt to control that which cannot be controlled.
Questions, not answers
A question often arises with more thoughtful patients: do drugs and psychotherapy work at cross purposes or are they complementary treatments? The safe answer has more and more come to be that they are complementary treatments, but I don’t believe there is a definitive answer that applies to all patients.