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Notez From A Psych Wardster Pt. 11

Day 8, Hospitalization #4: “2:30pm: Continues to be hypomanic overall lacks insight into his illness and need for treatment.  Wants discharge Thursday, refuses to retract 3-Day notice.  Did… exessive makeup… Was working on craft project in afternoon.  Good controls overall… … Continue reading

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Notez From A Psych Wardster Pt. 10

Day 7, Hospitalization #4: “7am: Good evening, worked on bulletin board, needy… Slept 5.5 hours. 3pm: Good response to care, increase to level 2 (ability to go off unit for walks) and full hall [privileges].  Moved from room 257 from … Continue reading

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Notez From A Psych Wardster Pt. 9

Day 6, Hospitalization #4: “7am: Good evening, working on bulletin board, ate well, still thinks has a special relationship with Lady Gaga, refused thorazine took less Ativan… 8am: Patient loud early in shift making requests to staff to take him … Continue reading

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Mr. McLean’s Montage

I’m Matt McLean.  Doctors say that I have Bipolar Disorder.  I like to say that I’m PanPolar.  I’m either hyper from not sleeping for three days or passed out on my floor because my bed is too full of shit … Continue reading

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Notez From A Psych Wardster Pt. 8: Matthew McLean Reveals His Obsession With Lady Gaga

Dear Dr. Alridge or Dr. Welch,        My name is Matthew McLean.  I was diagnosed Bipolar 1- manic on Sept. 13, 2010. At that time, I had grandiose ideas of creating Lady GaGa through numerology.  I had the … Continue reading

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Notez From A Psych Wardster Pt. 7

Day 3, Hospitalization #4: “2:30am: Patient awake, increased energy, yelling… grabbed belongings, and ran… stating, “I need to do my laundry”… [given p.r.n.] 3:00am: Patient remains agitated…[put into locked door seclusion] 3:30am: Patient remains agitated, kicking door and yelling, unable … Continue reading

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Notez From A Psych Wardster Pt. 6

Day 1, Hospitalization #4: “7am: Report new admit, 22 yo SWM, manic… grandiose… about Google, dressed inappropriately up at 5:30 am dancing naked, offered Ativan and took it, refused to put clothes on, put on locked door seclusion- kept banging … Continue reading

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Notez From A Psych Wardster Pt. 5

“Chief complaint on presentation… is “I don’t know.” He was brought by an ambulance after [he] called 911 as the patient was acting more impulsive and erratic… On the exam in the CEC, the patient was yelling and quite out … Continue reading

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Notez From A Psych Wardster Pt. 4

“On admission, the patient was disorganized and delusional, preoccupied with numbers and thoughts of controlling people…He also continued to intermittently threaten suicide and engage in self-harm; for example, banging his head against the wall, requiring locked door seclusion, and eventually … Continue reading

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The Googlement has taken over the web!

Scared of the Googlement like I am? Angry that Scroogle, a nonprofit which performed anonymous Google searches, surrendered to the math machine? Scroogle has officially shut down by its owner, according to online sources. Google was angry with Scroogle for … Continue reading

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Notez From A Psych Wardster Pt. 3: Down With The Googlement

When I become #manic (which is more #womanic)  I tend to think Google is watching me. Even when I’m ‘sane’ I believe Google knows more about you than you think, and that it is connected to the CIA/NSA.  We should … Continue reading

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Notez From A Psych Wardster Pt. 2

“Axis I:    Bipolar disorder, manic with psychotic features. History of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. History of stimulant and cannabis abuse. Axis II:    None. Axis III:   Lithium toxic. Axis IV:   Primary support group. Social enviroment. Current life events. … Continue reading

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