Do some people need psych meds?
I know someone who had a seemingly bona fide diagnosis of schizophrenia, including psychotic symptoms, which was caused by trauma. He evidently needs to do more to deal with the trauma, yet has also apparently needs psych meds to quit experiencing psychosis.
In another case, I worked as a home health aide with a man with schizophrenia whose cause for schizophrenia I did not know. But it was clear to everyone around him that he needs psych meds to quit talking about bizarre stuff (like us supposedly trying to poison his dinner, or
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Low functioning or unhappy?
My biggest problem is finding a job that’s the right fit for where I am right now. That does not make me “low functioning.”
How would you know if this man is low functioning or just feeling bad?
I can have great energy, great focus, good ideas, etc. etc. for a certain time. Then, all of a sudden, I crash and can’t do much of anything. When the crash happens, I can’t live up to the obligations I’ve committed myself to, and that makes working on projects with other people difficult.
These crashes can come
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