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Your Prescribing Doctor:
Dispatches from the Psycho-pharmaceutical Complex

The child of a Jungian therapist and ER physician, Rebekah Frumkin always counted herself among the more-or-less mentally well until the day she was eating stale graham crackers in a psych ward while a sympathetic doctor explained to her that she was bipolar. This launched an (ongoing, cross-continental) investigation into mental illness, its causes, and its psychoactive cures. She shares her neurochemical findings, along with other thoughts on being-in-the-world, here.