Drug Underdose


Before last year, Ayelet Waldman, a Berkeley author, mother of four, and the wife of Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon, would have never considered taking psychedelic drugs on a consistent basis. But when mood swings brought about by premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) became too much for both her and her family to bear, she became desperate.

She was willing to try anything. So she tried acid — and it worked.