Recovering from psychosis

Very often people discuss without discussing. A person speaks and the other person hears but does not listen because he already has in mind what he is going to say and he is in a hurry to say it.

We all tend to do this, to different degrees. When I realize I'm doing it, I immediately pay more attention to what my interlocutor is saying. Sometimes I pause before answering to let the other person really finish what they have to say.

Had a good convo with a friend that made me realize I usually digest information (be it books or articles) without pondering it. You don't learn critical thinking at school, but it's never too late.


Woke up early and read a comic book (Criminial tome 1).


My depression has now largely subsided thanks to medication and time, but my cognition is shot and I lost my job and my flat (I now live with my parents). I had/have to relearn mostly everything, so I laid down 4 fundamentals and a plan.


Depression Most people who experience psychosis suffer a deep depression after it has subsided. The symptoms are:

  • Anhedonia: the inability to feel pleasure in normally pleasurable activities
  • Avolition: a total lack of motivation that makes it hard to get anything done
  • Feeling empty
  • (for me) a deep sense of malaise

Cognitive impairment Psychosis fries your brain. My memory is shot and I have a hard time to think through simple problems.

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