It’s been a week since I’ve been taking 10mg of Aripiprazole. I’m not sure how I feel about them. I am finding it hard to relax or concentrate. I don’t really want to go back on the Olanzapine as they made me eat loads and put on weight so I will give these a bit more of a chance. Ideally, I would like to come off medication completely in the next month but I’ll have to wait and see whether that is a good idea or not.
My sister, Caroline, told me about Rufus May who is a clinical psychologist with some very radical and interesting ideas about mental health. He was diagnosed with schizophrenia as a young man and went on to study psychology. He now claims that there is no such thing as schizophrenia. I watched a video where he helps a young doctor who is suffering psychosis to work through her problems without using drugs at all. He says that medication makes people stupid and there are better ways to deal with mental health. You can watch the video here.
I have been staying at my dads this week in Manchester. It was good to see the city again after fifteen years but sad to see that my old halls of residence have been knocked down and the place is quite unrecognisable! I am debating whether to attend a course there next week called A Many Splendored Thing: Writing (Well) About Relationships it is a three day course and I’m not sure if I have enough energy to do it but it sounds great. Tune in next week to see if I go or not!