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The Curse Of Ingenuity

Bipolar disorder is a disabling mood disorder characterized by extreme mood swings, but are creative-types with the diagnostic label more likely to be genius?  This is an empowering train of thought for those smacked with the side effects of something … Continue reading

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Notez From A Psych Wardster Pt. 15

Pre- Hospitalization #1: I never knew the word “hipster” before moving to New York.  It confused the shit out of me.  When I moved to NYC at the ripe age of 18, I had the art kid style: skinny jeans, … Continue reading

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Notez From A Psych Wardster Pt. 14

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Notez From A Psych Wardster Pt. 13

Day 10, Hospitalization #4: “10 am: Restless, liable, drew all over his face and hands to represent stigmata, wore flag on foot, aggressive at med window, slept 7 1/2 hours.  Plan: med changes, court date Thursday. 3 pm: No significant … Continue reading

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Notez From A Psych Wardster Pt. 12

Day 9, Hospitalization #4: “7am: Confused about legal status, good behavioral controls… face painted like the devil,… med compliant, poor sleep because of loud female patient at night, ran to piano and played it loudly… 10am: Rounds: court date pushed … Continue reading

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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. 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. 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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