January 14, 2007 at 5:07 am Leave a comment

I got my referral letter through from the Care Trust. I’m seeing a locum psychiatrist on the 17th, whose name I won’t give out in case he gives me cause to libel him. Since I wasted my youth playing around on the internet instead of out in the healthy sunshine, I now know a little more about this psychiatrist than I’m entirely comfortable with. For example, I know his specialism is in old age psychiatry. I’ve also read his glowing recommendation of some MD/homeopath who claims that “the next big breakthrough in health and human performance has already happened”.

Great. New age psychiatry. Obviously doctor, you’ve never been a sceptic.

I’ve also realised that it’s been at least two weeks since I saw any news. I don’t own a TV and don’t read newspapers (I prefer other forms of serial fiction). I just spent a while wandering around the BBC news website updating myself on what’s happening out there in the world. Frankly, I wish I hadn’t bothered. Always just more of the same. (It also occurred to me that part of the big problems is that the public no longer expect politicians to live by their principles. We see them more as managers than representatives of an ideology, and they have all the vision and passion of the boss of a biscuit factory. The only real politics now is office politics.)

I’m going back to hiding under my duvet. Wake me on Wednesday for my appointment with Dr. Dawning-of-the-age-of-Aquarius.


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Hi, I'm James. I'm a 26 year old guy from England with bipolar disorder (currently well controlled). I also have a circadian rhythm sleep disorder (not so well controlled). This blog has charted my journey from mental illness, through diagnosis and, recently, into recovery. It's not always easy, but then, what is?


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