bipolar strikes again
September 4, 2012 11:54 AM Subscribe
What accommodations are available to people with bi-polar 2 in the grad school setting?
posted by lettuchi to health & fitness (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I was diagnosed with bi-polar 2 last year, and it had severely affected my work. Turning the end of the semester and into the beginning and middle of summer, I was doing much better, but towards the end of summer and now I am depressed again. Can't concentrate, can't read cause of the cacophony of noise in my head, I have no gusto or passion left. I used to get research ideas 3 or 4 a lecture but now I'm stuck. I drag myself to class and am attentive but it seems like nothing remains with me.
I have an appointment with my p-doc to adjust my medication, and another with a nurse practioner to do the DSS paperwork, but what can I expect them to provide me if they provide me anything at all? I'm not even sure what would be helpful at this point. They can send letters to the faculty, but what would these letters even say? What can I do for myself, too?