Film Screening: Medicating Normal

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Foreign Policy Association
Medicating Normal

Event Details

Thursday, January 14, 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM 
, NY
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Event Description

Please join the FPA for a screening of Medicating Normal (2020). Medicating Normal follows the journeys of a newly married couple, a female combat veteran, a waitress and a teenager whose doctors prescribed psychiatric drugs for stress, depression, sleeplessness, focus and trauma. The subjects struggle with serious physical and mental side effects as well as neurological damage which resulted from taking the drugs as prescribed and also from attempting to withdraw.

This timely film will be followed by an exclusive live panel discussion and Q&A session. Please submit your questions during the live webinar, or prior to the event by email ([email protected]).

To view the live screening, please register above and a link will be emailed to you prior to the event.

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The discussion will feature the following panelists:

James M. Wright, M.D., Ph.D., FRCPC, Clinical Pharmacologist, Former Director–Therapeutics Initiative, Professor Emeritus–Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, The University of British Columbia

Lynn Cunningham, co-producer/co-director of Medicating Normal

Angela Peacock, MSW, U.S. Army veteran, mental health advocate, subject of the film

Nicole Lamberson, PA, physician assistant, prescribed harm patient, Medicating Normal outreach team



"Medicating Normal dares to challenge prevailing myths about how psychotropic medications work, or fail to, in our ongoing struggle to treat mental illness. It promises to spark a long-overdue national conversation on the growing problem of overprescribing.” - Anna Lembke M.D., psychiatrist, faculty Stanford University Medical School. 

Disclaimer: By registering for a ticket, you agree NOT TO share, photograph, record, upload, download or otherwise distribute the film as doing so would put the film’s global distribution in jeopardy. All content in the film is the copyrighted property of Periscope Foundation.