IAmA "Chopped" Champion and author of MAY CAUSE SIDE EFFECTS
I'm chef Brooke Siem, Food Network "Chopped" Champion and author of the newly published book, MAY CAUSE SIDE EFFECTS.
Though most people know me from Chopped (Season 32, Episode 6), my book is about antidepressant withdrawal, a under-addressed topic that affects roughly half of people who take antidepressants. Source
I'm here to talk about the fun stuff (Chopped! Ted Allen! Losing control of your crabs national television!) and the not so fun stuff (being in antidepressant withdrawal while filming Chopped, how to talk to your doctor about safe deprescribing, questions parents should ask when it comes to medicating their kids.)
Note that I AM NOT A DOCTOR AND DO NOT GIVE MEDICAL ADVICE. What I can do is share what I've learned in order to help people have better conversations with their doctors and for doctors to better understand their patients' experience. And I can give you a kickass chicken thigh recipe in the process, too.
Proof: Here's my proof!
ETA: Going to wind down at 8pm PST but will answer more questions tomorrow. Thanks everyone!