anyone who wonders what it is like to work with troubled teens, or is thinking of working in psychiatric nursing should check out don cheadle in Manic. very disturbing. what is perhaps most disturbing is that there are perhaps tenfold cases of persons with borderline symptoms of various personality and mood disorders. these are the untold millions in the world… who know they are living with something that they have learned to deal with…somehow got through youth without harming themselves or anyone else, who do not need, who do not want the drugs or oversight of the psychiatric community. these are the ones who self medicate because they fear the institution, they fear allowing someone to assess them as a matter of public record. but more importantly, would be willing to assist the researchers with the expertise they have gathered if only they were treated with respect and allies of researchers.
for instance, with depression, a sativa strain of marijuana will discognate your awareness of time;, make you not so aware of time passing and you thinking about how you are passing time. no. before you know it, hours have gone by. Now, the trick is knowing that you need to focus during this time because they will fly by whether you are actually doing something or staring at the computer screen trying to come up with some clever bullshit to type. but you know what? the dang thing is, once i make the plan it is damned.