#074 – The Paranormal

I’ve been fascinated with the paranormal since I was a kid. There was a television program called “The Extraordinary” that was on one night of the week. I would tape the shows and watch them over and over. You have to remember there was no internet back in those days. The only way for meContinue reading “#074 – The Paranormal”

#073 – THC and Paranoia

Before you read on please note that I don’t smoke pot anymore and I have zero desire to take it up again.  Cannabis is the most commonly used illicit drug in Australia, with one in three adults using it at some point in their life. It’s legal in some places around the world, and offered medicinally inContinue reading “#073 – THC and Paranoia”

#056 – Psychiatric Admission – Day 15

They forgot my med’s! I fell asleep and the nurses somehow managed to get sidetracked and I didn’t get my Clozapine dose. It’s not as if the nurses are ran off their feet and their main job is to give out medication. It’s not hard. I thought Gem (psychiatrist) would be pissed off as heContinue reading “#056 – Psychiatric Admission – Day 15”

#027 – Schizophrenia and Nicotine

People with schizophrenia smoke up to three times more than the general population and more than most psychiatric populations. Schizophrenia patients who smoke also have higher levels of nicotine in their bodies because they tend to extract more nicotine per cigarette than other smokers. I have been an on and off cigarettes since I was in my mid teens. I goContinue reading “#027 – Schizophrenia and Nicotine”

#020 – Psychiatric Admission – Day 5

I went out with my folks, my sister and my nephew today. It wasn’t for long but it was nice to break up the day and get out of the hospital. We went for a drive to a park for my nephew to have a run around. He’s just turned two. I’m never going toContinue reading “#020 – Psychiatric Admission – Day 5”