Two good thread which are no longer active.
1) Disability for the mentally ill, there are many people who can work who are on disability and they should be trained and encouraged to do so.
2) Memory and cognitive impairments
yes, Medication does interfere with this. I know for a fact from experience.
The medicine I no longer take made it very difficult for me to remember what I ate for breakfast and what I called someone about when they called me back for example.
Even worse, It made all the group therapy sessions I go to, not very helpful.
Trying to learn cognitive behavioral therapy for one is pretty impossibe when on a drug that impairs your cbt abiltiy.
It's ridiculous really. Once off the drug, these "cbt skills" just are common sense.
It's a bs world of psychiatry.
One of the meds that I'm on at the moment impair my thinking capability too. My thinking processes have really slowed and I have trouble remembering words. I work in a call center and thankfully taking your time is encouraged in my team so it's not really noticeable to my team mates but I notice it all the time. Unfortunately I'm not able to change my meds so I'm finding ways around this new found issue and my boss is incredibly supportive too.
I'm bipolar with psychotic features. At one point I tried to get disability, but I gave up after not being able to get it. I couldn't hold down a job if I jumped on it and sat on it. wish I could, i wouldn't have to live off my family. I do make a bit writing articles, though. Not even enough for cigs and the basic personal items even. Thank you mommy for being there for me:)
I definitely don't begrudge people with mental disorders their tiny disability checks.
Sorry, let me explain. I'm definitely for disabiltiy checks for those of us who need them. I was responding to another thread, in which people were criticized for getting those checks, but what I meant to say was that I have worked and love to work...and I could use some postive reinforcement from people sometimes (like family) who say to 'just do it' and 'I'll hang out with you when you get a job' Some people are really mean and they don't understand that it can be very challenging to find a job ...
I think people should encourage others rather than pick on them.
I'm glad you get help from your family.
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