I agree and I think as a society the only way it will change is if all of us are up front when speaking with physicians because chances are they won’t recognize a need until we give it to them.

My primary care doctor had a lengthy conversation with me and even agreed there were medical benefits but insists no mental health benefits.

My goal was more intended towards physical relief since my mood is manic but the depression I experience is something I feel more physically than emotionally.

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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