Cerebral App Over-Prescribed ADHD Meds, Ex-Employees Say

Bloomberg (03/11/2022)
  • Cerebral is a startup that offers therapy via video chat ($85-325 monthly subscription) who can also prescribe medication.
  • 30 year-old founder Kyle Robertson was inspired after struggling to find adequate mental health for his anxiety/depression.
  • Launched in January 2020, Cerebral benefitted greatly from pandemic lockdowns; the company has raised $300M in venture capital and employs hundreds of therapists.
  • While therapy screenings are required before writing prescriptions, former employees claim “growth-obsessed” management pushed them over-prescribe ADHD, anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medications.