Tips for Students on Medications

The suggestions I have are…

The suggestions I have are:

  1. Know your institution’s rules regarding absences and class withdrawl. This is just in case you do have a severe problem, then you can do something to relieve the pressure without hurting yourself too badly academically or financially.

  2. Do every assignment immediately, no matter how you feel. I found the activity took my mind off of my problems and actually helped bring up my mood. Again, it keeps the pressure off.

  3. Talk to your professors and explain your medical condition. Offer to provide them with doctor’s letters if they wish. Then, proceed to do all work as assigned. Your professors will learn that you really are trying and that if you ask for special accommodation, you really need it and that it’s not just an excuse.

  4. Take your medications as prescribed. If something isn’t right, contact your doctor for medication adjustment. Use a therapist or clergy or friend for moral support.

Submitted by Kate Stephens, who, while suffering from clinical depression, graduated college in December 1994 at the age of 38, with a 3.85 from junior college and a 3.4 from university.

Posted with permission.

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Author: ASG Kristin

Editor of Adult Student Guide to Survival & Success