The effects of meditation can exceed what medication can do for an individual. Medication is a tutor who is there to help one better understand the subject material, whereas meditation is the teacher who provides the lesson material. Studies have shown that arts training can open neurological pathways for the high functioning of executive brain activity.
The act of mindfulness is having nonjudgmental attention to experiences in feel drained, irritated, depressed.
With extended use, the dopamine receptors become damaged. This can create anxiety and depression for the individual since the brain became dependent on the drug producing the dopamine for them.