The Souls That Drugs Saved

Anyone who believes that drugs can't help the mentally ill should listen to Dr. Murray Frances. The 44-year-old physician recovered from 20 years of severe schizophrenia after taking the drug Clozapine. As Frances explains in Schizophrenia: Voices of an Illness, a remarkable documentary that will air on National Public Radio stations this week, even her hallucinatory inner voices somehow understood that medicine was their enemy. "You're not going to take that!" they screamed years earlier when doctors urged her to take the medication Haldol. "Do you want us to go away?" Frightened, Frances resisted that drug and others; she remained ill...

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