My Medicated Case for Psychiatrics

September 12, 2014 4:34 PM

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My Medicated Case for Psychiatrics

Ten years after my original diagnosis, I 'came out' as bipolar. In one of my first HuffPost blogs, I told my story last year and have been listening ever since. What's surprised me most is how much opposition there still is over the use of psychiatric drugs. Whereas being improperly medicated is what landed me in the hospital, it's also what helped us find my proper diagnosis and eventually treatment.

I'd made it through my first year of college but knew something was wrong. I was turning inward and losing touch with reality, my grades were suffering, my relationships were non-existent and my thoughts were thoroughly scrambled. I started seeing a therapist over the summer on Long Island but we we...

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