Citizens Committee on Human Rights

The Mental Health Watchdog

Australian National Office

The Challenge of Going Off Psychiatric Drugs

By Rachel Aviv, www.newyorker.com, 1 April 2019

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Laura Delano recognized that she was “excellent at everything, but it didn’t mean anything,” her doctor wrote. She grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut, one of the wealthiest communities in the country. Her father is related to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and her mother was introduced to society at a débutante ball at the Waldorf-Astoria. In eighth grade, in 1996, Laura was the class president—she ran on a platform of planting daffodils on the school’s grounds—and among the best squash players in the country. She was one of those rare proportional adolescents with a thriving social life. But she doubted whether she had a “real self underneath.”

Read the full article here: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/04/08/the-challenge-of-going-off-psychiatric-drugs