I don’t feel like I gave psych enough of a review. This class called The Mind was extremely interesting and I really enjoyed it but I found myself often wondering if all of us aren’t just a little bit insane. We’re learning about mental illnesses yet how many times can we say we’ve been caught talking to ourselves or staring off into space, worrying about our next assignment? Is it possible that our entire existence is nothing more than a figment of our imagination? I guess it could be but maybe that’s just my procrastination talking.
I have to say one of the things that I really didn’t realize was how hard it is to the work of a psychiatrist. You know, during the time that we’ve been watching these videos and learning so much about the mind itself, it’s really taking a toll on me. I find it to be very draining. The thought that you have these patients that have problems that cause so much pain. For some of them, you can’t do anything except pacify the symptoms, and for others we have no cure at all. As a physician it must be quite taxing to be consumed with patients that have these types of diseases. I mean the line between that of sound mind and that of complete insanity seems to be so thin. It makes me wonder how close the average person is to being insane especially with the different personality disorders. I’m not sure I’m not sure what pushes people over the edge or if it’s just the perfect storm of problems that causes these small traits to become life consuming disorders. It’s sad, but as of this morning, psych is over, leaving me with all of these unanswered questions. I guess it’s on to the next thing, Heme!