I have apparently got schizophrenia, Asperger's and social phobia, to varying degrees. I'm on 10mg aripiprazole and 50mg sertraline. I have had an academic decline. I'm 22 now. At 18 I started a maths degree, and it has gone horribly wrong, and it's looking like I'll have to leave it unless something changes very soon. I'm in the third year. I got higher than average school grades and school performance compared to the others on my degree, and now I'm far below average on my degree (only about 10% drop out of my degree, and I might end up being in that bottom 10%). I don't study any more. I was declining steadily in mental health from the age of about 12, and when I was 18 I had really stopped studying and trying. I was medicated only by 20, so I don't think medication was the entire problem for me with my studies. I tried to get ritalin from my psychiatrist, but he can't legally give me it without an ADHD diagnosis. I wonder if a mood stabiliser would help. I do get highs where I overspend and lows, one of which has included a moderate suicide attempt, which wasn't for attention and which could have been very dangerous, even considering that I decided to pull out of it early. But I've had a professional assessment and apparently don't need a mood stabiliser, one reason being that I don't get pressure of speech during my highs and don't become very talkative with strangers. I am attending my menial voluntary work for 20-28 hours a week, but with difficulty. I find it awful, but as long as I turn up and do the fairly simple tasks they ask of me, I can get through it. It's actually forcing myself to study which is the difficulty. I never used to force myself. It was something I loved.