Working through problems with personalized therapy provides optimal long-term results. While I do believe that medications are similar to placing a band-aid on a wound, they are sometimes necessary to kick start you in the right direction. Medications can always be titrated based on how you tell me you feel and eventually weaned off completely.
Difficulties exist in all stages of our lives. I am certified to work with clients across the lifespan and believe that the sooner therapy is begun in life the easier it tends to absorb or sink-in as the brain is more plastic the younger we are.