How To Be a Good Mental Patient, Part 1: Before You’re Medicated

Very useful! Will have my own thoughts on recent events in my life up soon.

Miss Misery

(Note: I am not a medical doctor and cannot give professional advice. All of the following is my opinion, based on my experience as a patient.)

Psychiatric doctors are fascinating people*. They, more than most, are able to understand human consciousness as a function of biology. They see right through the misconception that the mind is greater than what the brain is capable of generating.

And they also have a medical degree, so you should probably listen to them.

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The questions that are asked in this article are the questions I would have deeply benefitted from knowing the answers to when I first stepped foot into a psychiatrist’s office almost ten years ago. Hopefully, the answers I have provided (which are, at best, all partial) will aid you in your journey toward finding effective psychiatric help.

Q) Will taking psych meds change my personality?

A) The short answer is…

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