Michael A. Cohen is a columnist for MSNBC, a fellow for the Eurasia Group Foundation and is the publisher of the newsletter Truth and Consequences. He also has ADHD and is one of the many Americans who has struggled to fill his Adderall prescription over the last few years.
On April 29th, he published the opinion piece, “The Adderall Shortage is the Mental Health Crisis No One’s Talking About” on The Daily Beast, sharing parts of his own story intertwined with a handful of interviews he did, including a conversation with Rep. Abigal Spanberger (D-VA). Spanberger is one of the only members of Congress to acknowledge the shortage and the strain it is putting on people right now.
Michael recently sat down with Refocused host Lindsay Guentzel for a look at what pushed him to write the piece, as well as a look at what he learned while researching and writing the piece.