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Depression/Anxiety: Two Brief Explanations about Medication

In my practice, I see people who are coping with depression and/or anxiety. In addition to counseling, many are wondering about the role of medication. While the decision to take medication remains with the client, it is important for the client to understand how it works and why it is important to take as prescribed.

Most people expect the medication to work as quickly as a pill for a headache, but this is just not the case. In other situations, people are concerned that the medication will make them silly or goofy or otherwise alter their personality. Again, this is also not the case.

To understand how the medication is helpful and why it must be taken as prescribed I have made two videos. Admittedly, the quality of the production is so-so, but the content should be of tremendous value. Feel free to let me know that you think. I have found these explanations to be helpful to the people I serve.

Depression/Anxiety? The Role of Medication Part 1

Depression/Anxiety: The Role of Medication Part 2



Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW
(905) 628-4847


Gary Direnfeld is a social worker. Courts in Ontario, Canada, consider him an expert in social work, marital and family therapy, child development, parent-child relations and custody and access matters. Gary is the host of the TV reality show, Newlywed, Nearly Dead, parenting columnist for the Hamilton Spectator and author of Marriage Rescue: Overcoming the ten deadly sins in failing relationships. Gary maintains a private practice in Dundas and Georgina Ontario, providing a range of services for people in distress. He speaks at conferences and workshops throughout North America and was the first social worker to sit on the Ontario Board for Collaborative Family Law. His peacemaking approaches to working with separated parents helps keep matters from family court and facilitates the respectful co-parenting of children.


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Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW
(905) 628-4847  


Gary Direnfeld is a social worker in private practice. Courts in Ontario, Canada, consider Gary an expert on child development, parent-child relations, marital and family therapy, custody and access recommendations, social work and an expert for the purpose of giving a critique on a Section 112 (social work) report.


Call Gary for your next conference and for expert opinion on family matters. Services include counselling, mediation, assessment, assessment critiques and workshops.


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