Neurosis

I’ve had depression in the past and been treated for it. I think I’ve got some of it going on now but it is not my main problem.

I’ve had mania in the past and been treated for it. I’m not sure whether it’s going on now but I’m pretty sure it’s not my main problem.

I’ve had psychosis in the past. The medication I was on at the time (quetiapine) was unable to deal with it even though it was supposed to be an anti-psychotic. A combination of a change in medication (depixol) and a determination on my part not to hear voices any more solved the problem. Either way I’m sure it isn’t a problem now. I don’t understand why some people say you can’t tell when you’re suffering with psychosis; I can tell perfectly well whether I’m hearing voices or not.

Today I think my main problem is neurosis. I have anxiety going on about my ability to work and my chances of keeping myself from homelessness. I understand that this is a borderline diagnosis and treatable by therapy with no need for medication.

Off to counselling I go …

Apparently the cure for neurosis is mindfulness. So the future is treated with a good dose of the present. This is what Buddha said all along.

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