DAYDREAM, CREATE ALL NIGHT
I am so pleased that another art collector has acquired one of my pieces from www.projectprescription.com. This one cautions against treating every foible and every human “difference” as a symptom or pathology to treat with a medicine. Although medication surely has its place, not everyone who daydreams should take Adderall in order to focus like a laser beam. There is power and beauty in the wanderings of imagination. Not everyone who has sleepless nights full of creative drive should a priori reach for Ambien to get to sleep. There are insights that come at 2 a.m. that might never show up at 2 p.m. At a time in our collective history when autonomy and individuality and freedom is under assault, being mainstreamed by medication can be a risk. Hence, for some, the proper Rx is Daydream, Create All Night.
Dr. Keith Ablow