Finding Resilience: Institutionalized in the 1960s, Dorothy was labeled “schizophrenic” and underwent 40 insulin coma/electroshock “treatments.” She experienced and witnessed many atrocities. Luck, determination, anger and a compassionate advocate were her friends on the road to survival and freedom.
Mad in America hosts blogs by a diverse group of writers. These posts are designed to serve as a public forum for a discussion—broadly speaking—of psychiatry and its treatments. The opinions expressed are the writers’ own.