What It Is Like To Take Medication Every Day To ‘Correct’ Your Brain

22 Aug

Thought Catalog

The bottle is familiar to everyone. The white cap and orange, see-through body. The name of the drug listed on the label so anyone can deduce, with a quick Google search, what is wrong with who. Complicated names for complicated compounds. I clutch four fingers around the slender body.

I uncap the bottle, crack one tiny white pill in half along a groove, and drop one and a half pills onto my tongue. One gulp of water and they are shooting down my esophagus, ready to be disintegrated into chemicals that do something to my brain I don’t understand. And that’s it for the day. One more thing off my checklist. I shove the bottle back into my drawer and arrange a couple loose papers over its label, just in case.

It’s so easy to down the pill and forget. Sigh with relief and feel as though the act of…

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