For the first time ever, millions of today's adults were raised on psychotropic medications. What does that mean?
By Kaitlin Bell Barnett
Originally published April 7, 2012
Here are some exerpts:
For most people, I suspect, medications are perhaps less like a total rewriting of the past than a palimpsest. They reshape some of one’s interpretations about oneself and one’s life but allow traces of experience and markers of identity to remain. The earlier in life the drugs are begun, the fewer and fainter those traces and markers are likely to be. All told, the psychopharmacological revolution of the last quarter century has had a vast impact on the lives and outlook of my generation — the first generation to grow up taking psychotropic medications. It is therefore vital for us to look at how medication has changed what it feels like to grow up and to become an adult.
The entire story is here.
Thanks to Tom Fink for this information.