I wrote my story Judging Judi so that others, when they are misdiagnosed as psychiatric, can appreciate what can go wrong when psychotropic drug therapy is not monitored properly and discontinued when adverse effects are reported. I am lucky I have my life back, living with a chronic illness, and have a second chance to live it to the best of my abilities. I want to share with you a part of my book, Judging Judi.
In 1995, at the age of fifty years, while suffering from an upper respiratory infection and taking Prozac and Trinalin, I was illegally confined to a mental institution for five weeks, against my will. This was the most frightening event that I have lived through in my life.