2 thoughts on “How did Lena Dunham turn OCD and ‘countless psychiatric meds’ into a hit TV show?

  • April 8, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    It’s just not entertaining to get in-depth about feelings and the everyday struggles. She does portray some of this in the second season of Girls, though, and those scenes are among the most cringe-inducing and least entertaining — but perhaps the most accurate as to “real life.”

    • April 8, 2013 at 3:58 pm

      I’d have to respectfully disagree, having written a whole book on what it’s like to grow up taking psychiatric medication. There are myriad interesting – and often pretty dramatic – issues that can crop up when young people who are just figuring out who they are start suffering from psychiatric problems, and then begin taking medications for them. For proof that a discussion of OCD can be both entertaining and enlightening, I’d encourage you to read Fletcher Wortmann’s memoir, Triggered.


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