Thank you for your thoughtful reply. I’m not having a hard time with coursework, so much as I am with research, which is the main focus anyway. Lots of technical stuff, programming and mathematics. I find I can concentrate enough to read, but not to write, program, or think mathematically. My advisor knows about my situation and has been supportive.Meds do help. They can also muddle things.
Setting very small bite sized goals helps.
I've been through grad school and out the other side and dealt with the same inability to concentrate.
You've thrown a shit ton of everything on top of a pandemic. Congratulations on being functional- let along dealing with challenging graduate work.
It might be worth talking to your advisor about getting extra time for disability (and Oh yeah talk to your therapist about disability for this purpose)
The disability thing? temporary. Just talk to them. It's worth it and might help you not only salvage the quarter but come out ahead in the end.
Everything is piling on bigger and higher. Talk to your therapist specifically about how best to cope with this.
For me it was all about carving out a specific time to work on nothing else and I did my best work after a hard work out because my head was clear or even first thing in the morning for the same reason.
Ask specifically for assistance first
I just feel like I’m not gonna have any chance of getting enough publications/research accomplishments to get a job in my field. Like, if my symptoms don’t improve, I don’t think I can stay in this career.