August 7, 2017

Alert 12 : Michelle Carter: Did She Text Her Boyfriend to Death?

Part 2: Michelle Restarts Prozac and Sees the Devil

Seen from the viewpoint of her medical expert, Dr. Peter Breggin, this is the second in the series on Mad in America about the young woman convicted of murder-by-texting. Michelle had encouraged her boyfriend Conrad’s suicide when she was 17 and he was 18. Dr. Breggin takes a deeper look into the relationship between Michelle and Conrad as it deteriorated into a frightening downward spiral.

Both were taking antidepressant drugs while trying to fathom their surprisingly similar relationships to the Devil. Did the Devil bring them together? Or was that Conrad’s idea to bind Michelle to him? Did he make her a slave to his repeated threats to kill himself? Who, in fact, is the real victim of abuse—Michelle or Conrad? Read the entire series here, including the second one.

Peter R. Breggin, MD