Katherine Sharpe believes that "a conservative approach to medication is best":

[For people who start medication as teens or even younger,] using medication is often not their choice or not their idea. … So for some of the people who start young, the narrative ends up not being one like Maura Kelly’s, of ‘I had a problem, and then I used my own agency to find a solution, and it was wonderful.’ It’s more like, ‘Someone thought I had a problem, and this thing was given to me, and maybe it helped me or maybe it didn’t, sometimes it’s hard to tell, and if I stayed on it for years then I’ll never be quite sure, either what was the matter in the first place, or how I would have developed if I hadn’t taken this drug.’