Q:I am looking for Paul's essay on his decision to give anti-depressants to his son, Morgan.
You can find Paul Collins’ essay titled “The Vanishing Boy” reprinted on our website. His ending is so poignant that I share it here with you:
“Our choice required no explanation to parents of disabled kids, but to others I almost had to apologize for…well, getting medicine for my child. The failures of the past and present — those old almanacs and new black-box notices — make us suspicious. But I don’t have the luxury of distrust. I do not love that it came to this. I do not love drugs. I do not love the companies that sell them.
But I love my son.”
~answered by Trent Gilliss, senior editor