Dosed: The Medication Generation Grows Up examines what it’s like for young people to come of age taking psychiatric drugs that alter emotions, behavior and identity in a society that at once encourages and criticizes the use of psychopharmaceuticals.
I have written for a wide range of publications, including The Boston Globe, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The New York Observer, Parents, Prevention, and Salon. I have blogged about the topic of young people and medication at The Huffington Post and ran a regular blog on the topic for several years at Psych Central. I have also worked as a researcher and fact checker at Popular Science and Quanta magazines and as a reporter at The Monitor, a daily paper on the Texas-Mexico border.
I have an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, where I majored in history and served as executive editor of The Dartmouth, as well as a master’s in journalism from Columbia University. Inspired by my work on Dosed, I am now working on a master’s in clinical social work at SUNY Albany with the goal of becoming a therapist.