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07 January 2009 @ 09:33 pm
la la la, molotov cocktail  
I changed my default icon and suddenly, every icon I've posted recently has changed to the default. My keyboard isn't working properly, and I keep getting pop-ups for poker sites. They might be 'Texas Hold'em meets the Sims,' but I was distinctly underwhelmed by the Sims and I don't know what Texas Hold'em IS, so I fear the message isn't reaching me as it ought. Do you think the universe is trying to tell me something?

Psychiatrists have to be the most relaxed medical professionals ever. They just roll in at nine or half-past, have three patients apiece, and get to sit down during ward rounds. Of course, the pay off is that every one of them has sent home a patient who subsequently killed him or herself, but. I wrote up a history today of a woman with OCD who was afraid of going outside in case she should push someone off a bridge, and for some reason I was struck with the feeling of 'I could do this.' I haven't felt that since obs and gynae. I'm sure the ample opportunities for job-sharing and the short days have nothing to do with it, mind you.

As I am technically a psychiatric patient myself, I feel beholden to report that my meds are no longer working. This is extremely aggravating, mainly because they were working so very well. I need to go to the doctor and up the dose, but of course in this particular frame of mind I don't want to get out of bed, let alone call bolshy secretaries and walk all the way to the campus health centre. It's times like this I wonder how this is my life. And then I remember, at least I have legs!
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
Sereniaserenia on January 7th, 2009 11:05 pm (UTC)
I've thought about working in mental health, but I don't know if I'd be able to just listen and not take it all on board! As it is, I get frustrated when people need help, but won't take advice that will improve their situation. I'd need a lot of retraining!
But I think the mind is fascinating! Well, mine is, anyway! I never get tired of poking around in there! XD
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: b&w kissesscoradh on January 8th, 2009 10:47 pm (UTC)
Well, in hospitals it's not really mild depression or something of the sort you could identify with. It's seriously LOL CRAZY, like digging up the garden looking for FBI bombs kind of thing.
Sereniaserenia on January 9th, 2009 03:56 am (UTC)
Oh, I know. I spent time in a juvenile mental facility, myself. I was told off for scaring the other inmates with my screaming fits, but it's not like I could control them.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: frangipaniscoradh on January 9th, 2009 12:15 pm (UTC)
I think that's the main difficulty. The patient I saw yesterday was saying, I'm fine in my opinion, but you want me to fall in with how you think. In a way she was right, but she also wasn't able to look after herself, so the doctor's opinion had to be asserted. It's tough.
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: bands PATD Ryan blue shirtscoradh on January 8th, 2009 10:48 pm (UTC)
They haven't stopped so much as lost efficacy, which is very disheartening. But maybe it's just the time of year!
uminohikariuminohikari on January 8th, 2009 02:39 am (UTC)
But talking to people and not taking on their problems sounds difficult!

:( Why aren't your meds working?
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: Marie Antoinettescoradh on January 8th, 2009 10:49 pm (UTC)
Like I said above, when their problems are that the monsters are waking up to get them, it's a little easier to dissociate.

idek! That's the most annoying part! Maybe because I was sick/it's winter?
girl; obsessed: bandom - baby!patrickcomplications_g on January 8th, 2009 05:10 am (UTC)
Oh, I love the Sims(2)! And Texas Hold 'Em Up is my fave kind of poker. ;D

Hm. *hugs*
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: hipposcoradh on January 8th, 2009 10:51 pm (UTC)
So what IS it? Inquiring minds want to know!

I'll live. :P
Merit: DC Black Canarymeritjubet on January 8th, 2009 03:15 pm (UTC)
Well. The hours do sound good. Best wishes making your choice! :)

Stupid meds *pokes them*
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: bands PATD Brendon twirly fingersscoradh on January 8th, 2009 10:51 pm (UTC)
AND! Because they spend so much time considering other people's headspace, they're really nice too!