Focused Drugs

Oftentimes when people go to the doctor to seek treatment for what ails them, there are a number of drug treatment options that can be tried. Brooke Masters at the Financial Times Magazine recalls that when she sought treatment for depression and tried multiple drugs before one works, it felt like her doctor was "essentially playing chemistry set with my brain."

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