Should Psychosis be Treated - The Asheville Jung Center Polls a Jungian Question about Prescribing Medication

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There are many ways to treat strong psychological symptoms such as clinical depression or even psychosis. The Asheville Jung Center asks the question “When is it right to prescribe medication?”

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Should strong psychological symptoms such as clinical depression or even psychosis be treated right away with medication or should you explore the deep psychological meaning behind the symptoms first?

The Asheville Jung Center is conducting a Poll on when the right time is to prescribe medication. Should strong psychological symptoms such as clinical depression or even psychosis be treated right away with medication or should you explore the deep psychological meaning behind the symptoms first? On April 18th the Asheville Jung Center is presenting a webinar titled, “Psychopharmacology 2013: Confessions of a Jungian Psychiatrist” where they will dive into the topic of prescription drugs and their uses in 2013. Dr. Steve Buser, co-founder of the AJC, will be presenting this webinar. The Asheville Jung Center was founded in 2008 to advance the psychology of Carl Jung and promote an international Jungian community. It is affiliated with innerQuest Psychiatry and Counseling, a regional psychiatrist group.

Psychiatric medications can be separated into 4 key groupings: Uppers, Downers, Squeezers, and Heavy Downers. Uppers include antidepressants and stimulants. Downers are sedatives and sleeping agents. Squeezers are mood stabilizers and antipsychotics, and Heavy Downers are high dose antipsychotics. Categorized in these ways, psychopharmacology can be broken down into quickly understandable concepts and clinically useful strategies.

Dr. Steven Buser is a psychiatrist with 25 years experience prescribing psychiatric medications. He further completed a 2 year clinical training program at C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago. His two hour talk will include not only the nuances of psychiatric medication management, but also the uniquely Jungian aspects of it and archetypal components.

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