Normal, your brain is not.
Take a guess at what you got.
It's needed for your medication.
Label shouldn't cause frustration.
Guess at what pill to take.
So many that they make.
Don't know about your brain.
Could make you more insane.
Effects are usually small.
You may have none at all.
We warn just so you know,
Your pain may just grow.
Your brain isn't fried.
Just another to be tried.
Patience is what I need.
I promise it isn't greed.
So here's another pill.
Maybe now you won't be ill.
Lovely piece. Excellent writing
Great idea and execution.
Psychiatrists and their experiments... I was put on lamotrigine, because it seems to help many people with bipolar, but it didn't work for me and it kinda destroyed a few months of my life, just for the sake of trying it out *rolls eyes*
I've never been to a psychiatrist, although I'm told I should. This is kind of how I imagine it would go. Nice work, by the way, love it
This is a beautiful piece of poetry. I can really relate to this. I've tried 4 medications since I was 6 (Not including the schizophrenia medication my last "doctor" advised me to be on. Needless to say, I got a new pschiatrist and pschologist.) and I've finally found one that "works". I say "works" because a person can never truly know if it really is the medication or just a placebo. Or perhaps it is something else all together...
vary sad but good poem
Excellent work. I sort of read it in a rhythm of 2 beats in regards to your rhyming scheme. To the poem's meaning, I came to the conclusion of depression and anti-depressants. Even though depression, suicide, etc, been done to the back teeth, this was a surprisingly original bit of writing. I also got the sense of addiction too, especially with the last four lines.
As for what I'm on? I'm on an anti-depressant and anti-psychotic. I don't know if I would say that I'm addicted, but I definitely can't live without anti-depressants. I just now a lot of people talk very poorly of psychiatrists and I think they're doing their best to help you. Of course many say they over medicate and don't listen. But I would say the biggest problem is just not knowing how medication will affect you individually, and that's a problem of psychiatry being a fairly new field.
Oh, I never thought it was yourself that was on anti-depressants. It's just what I got from your poem's narrative that made me think of such things, and I'm sorry if I suggested if you were addicted, since that was never my intent in the first place. I've never taken anti-depressants even though I've been told I should. I just go with the ups and the downs. I'd rather be down for a few days than to have something in my system that's affecting me, but that's my opinion. Psychiatric medicine is a rather risky enterprise.
It definitely is. I didn't use it for a long time, but I was at a point where I was going to kill myself, so I figured it couldn't do any worse. I'm still figuring out the kinks with my psychiatrist, but I'm really glad that I'm taking it. It's helped a lot.
I like it but my psychiatrist show emotion but he is also honest and will stand up for me anytime of day
It's great that you found a psychiatrist like that! I'm not trying to dis psychiatrists by any means. I know a lot of people talk about how terrible they are. My point is that when they get things wrong, it's because of how new the field is and not that they're terrible people.
i like how blunt this is, & how scarily accurate it feels. i could just picture a psychiatrist saying this with lack of emotion.
Thank you. While they would say it with a lack of emotion, it's because they've done it so many times and yet with people's brain not working the same, it's still just trial and error.
i guess it's their job, but it never helps when they make you feel like you're merely another case.
& i do agree with the trial & error comment. completing a degree with majors in psychology & neuroscience gave me an insight into how new the medicalisation of emotions actually is. /:
I love this so much. I like how this is from the perspective of the psychiatrist because I've read so many from the patient's POV.
Thank you! I wanted to show how difficult it is to be a psychiatrist. They try their best, but because the field is so new they're basically going to fuck up with every patient.
Reminds me of my psychiatrist. I've basically allowed him to help me ruin my life with pills for the past 5 years. I'm getting a new doctor soon. I'm just scared that a new doctor might put me on a new combo and I'm fine with my meds for the moment. I don't want to be all doped up again.
If you're fine with your meds, he won't put you on something different. The point of this is just that psychiatry is a fairly new field and psychiatrists are trying their best, but it's basically trial and error.
Too fucking true.....
Psychiatry is such a new field, it really is trial and error.