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Why I Use Silly Names for My Psych Meds

This morning, I took my “happy pill,” my “stay happy pill” and my “don’t get pregnant pill.” These medications are otherwise known as an antidepressant, a mood stabilizer and birth control. But I much prefer my names for them, over the impossible to pronounce pharmacy names.

It was quite a process to convince me to try medication for depression, and mental illness more generally. I don’t really have a good reason for why I was opposed for so many years. I appreciate science and how much these medications do for so many people. Doctor after doctor recommended medications, since I was in high school. Even in college, I was hospitalized for depression, and still wouldn’t consistently take medications. It wasn’t until medications were no longer

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