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Life after a psychosis episode



New member
Nov 19, 2014

At 7 months postpartum - I developed psychosis. It was more of a situational - with my in-laws intentionally torturing me mentally. I saw a psychiatrist and a counselor. They didn't prescribe me any meds. I am living fine without meds. The persecutory fears I had have almost vanished. But my mind feels blank - my brain slowed down. I am a researcher and have been very brilliant all my life. I find myself struggle with ideas now and the work has become more mechanical than logical. It's been 6 months since the episode. Did anyone feel the same? Will our brains ever get back to as they were before?? Thanks!!


Well-known member
Jul 6, 2014
I can relate, yes you can get your intelligence back the more you exercise your brain the better you will get.

Like you I was in R&D too I new everything, things would flash into my mind, I could easily do complex math & physics etc. But when doing mediocre things from time to time for too long my brain becomes sluggish much like your self I'm at one of those moments right now. My new job I'd be lucky if I get to use my brain once I can feel my intelligence slipping away. But I know I can get it back because I have been there before.


Well-known member
Aug 17, 2012
The West Country
Just wanted to welcome you to the forum and wish you the best.
I don't think you can put a time on when you'll start to feel as you did before, but i'm sure in time your mind will get used to being active again soon.


Jul 13, 2014
Thanks everyone!! Glad to know intelligence will get back!!
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