Don’t Take Me Alive by Steely Dan

This week’s Song of the Week was submitted by MIA Reader Jacquese Armstrong: “This song exemplifies my will to survive despite the illness and “treatment” (or lack and incompetence). I used to call it “Russian Roulette.” The doctors just throw treatments at you, hoping one will work.”

-Jacquese Armstrong

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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.