Thank you. Monica for your insightful article. I agree with you … the psychotropic drugs made my condition of despair much, much worse, and yes, thirty years ago I was given no other option. Not many people understand the suffering experienced on these drugs. All I really needed was for someone to listen and help me sort out what was contributing to my despair, experience the pain of my past without drugs burying me in further pain. I believe I would have come out of the experience in far better condition. As things happened, years of my life were lost… Thank you for your blog…I feel less alone, and I pray that others will read your words and heal in ways other than psychiatry and drugs.