I followed the shadow down a path
I didn’t even notice how
When I didn’t look
The shadow burned down the path I came
Now I’m stuck here in the dark
Forced to follow the shadow once more
This poem might be an unfair characterisation of psychiatry as a whole, but I feel like it describes my experiences with it fairly well. I feel like the psychiatrists I have had didn’t know about all the risks of the medication they prescribed. In some cases not even all the known risks. As a result I feel like they lead me down a darker path than my life would have taken without them.