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Narrative of a day in hospital

I wanted to reflect on what a day in hospital is like. In this blog post I draw on experiences I had during my most recent hospitalization for acute psychosis. — I wake up reluctantly. Most of the patients are preparing … Continue reading

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Schizoaffective disorder

Over the past few weeks I went through an awful psychotic episode that landed me in hospital for a week. Without going into much detail, I felt like I was being monitored and controlled by an outside force, such that … Continue reading

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Update

The past month has been rather rocky. My mood accelerated about three weeks ago into a brief manic episode. Fortunately my doctors and I caught it in time before I needed hospital. Since then things haven’t quite gone back to … Continue reading

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Hyperdrive

School is kicking into gear and I’m starting to feel the effects of its hyperdrive. To be totally honest, I am super committed to staying mentally well and have been finishing work early (is 9pm early?) and allowing myself to … Continue reading

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Winter quarter beginning

On Tuesday Winter quarter starts. I am so very nervous! I’m taking two Arabic classes, even though I’m several months out of practice. I know the first few weeks will be like a crash course. I’m also TA-ing a course … Continue reading

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Modafinil, day 6

Day 6 of Modafinil and the energy and excitement I experienced early on has faded. It’s not waking me up anymore. So frustrating! I’m going to ask my psychiatrist tomorrow for a higher dose, but my guess is that he … Continue reading

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Modafinil: success!

For the past 6-7 months I’ve been struggling with hypersomnia. My body seems to require 12+ hours of sleep per night, which is NOT feasible as a graduate student. I was so distressed by this that I starting messing with … Continue reading

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