Recovering from psychosis

So I recently started a course in order to switch careers. The classes are absolutely fascinating. I'm the only conservative (and a bit of an anarchist!) person in my class, there are only younger (I'm 37) lefty chicks, which is ok I'm open-minded. Plus I met a girl there... We're dating, at the flirting stage right now. Exhausted at the end of the day. Now it's the weekend, rest.

“Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental and behavioral disorder in which an individual has intrusive thoughts and/or feels the need to perform certain routines repeatedly to the extent where it induces distress or impairs general function” (Wikipedia).


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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