Home » Blogs » My Meds, My Self » The Effects of Growing Up Medicated

The Effects of Growing Up Medicated

In this blog, I have been writing about different facets of “the experience of medication” in young people who take psychiatric drugs for a variety of conditions.

I’m going to continue to do that, because there are many more topics I want to discuss (please feel free, as always, to make suggestions in the comments section if there are particular subjects you’d like me to write about).

However, if you’d like to read an account of what got me interested in this subject in the first place, you might want to check out the excerpt from my new book, Dosed: The Medication Generation Grows Up, which is over at

Here at My Meds, My Self, I’ve been arguing in short pieces over time that taking psychotropic drugs is often a complicated and fraught experience.

But if you’d like to see a more developed version of that argument in a longer format, you may be interested in reading the excerpt (and feel free to leave comments here or over there – you guys are always the most thoughtful commenters).

In the meantime, I’ll be back with posts as usual in the coming days.

AttributionNo Derivative Works Some rights reserved by me and the sysop


Follow @twitter

The Effects of Growing Up Medicated

Kaitlin Bell Barnett

No comments yet... View Comments / Leave a Comment



APA Reference
Bell Barnett, K. (2012). The Effects of Growing Up Medicated. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 18, 2019, from


Last updated: 8 Apr 2012
Statement of review: Psych Central does not review the content that appears in our blog network ( prior to publication. All opinions expressed herein are exclusively those of the author alone, and do not reflect the views of the editorial staff or management of Psych Central. Published on All rights reserved.