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ningaman151

Experienced
Jul 28, 2018
233
Hey fellas,

To me, mental health treatment in this day and age is comparable to how medicine was at the time of the plague, where mourners with masks would attempt to heal the sick with their rods. In other words, mental health treatment nowadays is bullshit. It hasn't even been that long since they stopped electrocuting patients.

From my personal experience, I have spent a total of 3 and a 1/2 months in a psych ward on 2 occasions (14 days for the first time, 3 months for the second). In the first time I was completely out of my mind, I'm open to discuss it if anyone is curious. Anyways the second time I went in; oh boy, don't even get me started. I was in the worst state of my life; it's difficult to describe how I was but the important thing to note was that I was of sound mind.

It was a prison in there. Words cannot describe how awful the stay there was. The doctors were clueless, and would always jump to conclusions instead of listening to me. They would always ask the same questions and then give me no time to raise my concerns. On top of all of this you were only arranged to see the doctors once a week.

Since the first time I entered the ward, my medications (antipsychotics) were switched 4 or 5 times. Side effects included weight gain, an awful feeling that the ground is spinning and tilting, fatigue, you name it. The second time I was in the ward, for a month they experimented with this medicine called Latuda (lurasidone). It was a nightmare. After taking it by 1 or 2 hours, I would become suicidal and completely fatigued when I'd hear the slightest sound, and would feel an extreme uncomfort no matter what I did. I would also get images burned into my head as if a magical force is placing them there. They would be images of people's faces; I could recall seeing the faces of one of the doctors and one of the patients. The faces would appear so eerie and evil, and there was no escape. I told them about this, and they claimed that the medicine was innocent, and that this was a product of my illness, despite the fact that this stopped when they stopped giving me this particular medicine.

This kind of treatment to those who are already suffering is inhumane, and I hope no one ever experiences what I went through, although I am aware of the depressing fact that there are those who suffered the same if not more the hands of these quack doctors.

For those who have been hospitalized, what was your experience like?

peace
 
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ningaman151

Experienced
Jul 28, 2018
233
I have never been hospitalized but I was badly damaged at the hands of an asshole therapist during a one year course of therapy.

Am sorry you went through that.

I am sorry to hear that.
 
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ScaredOfLife

Arcanist
Jul 9, 2018
441
It hasn't even been that long since they stopped electrocuting patients.

Well, at least involuntarily. I've had 25 sessions of electroshock therapy, but it was all voluntary.

Incidentally, I've been hospitalized three times in the psych ward. All three times were very negative experiences. I don't remember much about my visits there, other than they were incredibly boring, with a lot of coloring in the recreation room and a whole lot of pacing up and down the corridors.
 
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ningaman151

Experienced
Jul 28, 2018
233
Well, at least involuntarily. I've had 25 sessions of electroshock therapy, but it was all voluntary.

Incidentally, I've been hospitalized three times in the psych ward. All three times were very negative experiences. I don't remember much about my visits there, other than they were incredibly boring, with a lot of coloring in the recreation room and a whole lot of pacing up and down the corridors.

Why did they offer you electroshock therapy? And I didn't know that was still available.
 
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ScaredOfLife

Arcanist
Jul 9, 2018
441
Why did they offer you electroshock therapy? And I didn't know that was still available.

It was for my depression. It helped temporarily, but didn't last long. Plus, I think I have damage to my memory. (Although, depression in itself can cause memory issues, so I'm not sure what exactly the cause is to my memory issues.)
 
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Okami

It/Its
Mar 16, 2018
129
I've already described my experience in another post in the past, but I truly hate mental hospitals or just anything that is done by society in an attempt to "help" you. It's just beyond infuriating and disgusting that to those around us we're seen as nothing but individuals that must be "changed" and/or "fixed". Even if it's not by shoving pills down your throat or by locking you up, they'll still try their damn hardest to make you reconsider. There are in fact people out there who don't want their minds to be changed. There are people who have already made peace with their decision, or those that have such a negative view on life that there's no going back. But when such stereotypical and cliche words said by others don't help you, you're accused of "refusing to be helped" and they'll claim that something is just wrong with your brain while forcing you somewhere against your will for "your own safety".

Ah, yes. Taken away from the comfort of my home and shoved into an unfamiliar environment with people who have actually lost their minds is truly the safer alternative.
 
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GodKnows

What lies ahead
Jun 28, 2018
119
I've spent 7 days in the psychiatric hospital. It was cool while I was in the room alone, but after that I was moved to the room with a guy who couldn't stop repeating "kids, are you going to throw me out of the window?" and guy who had exhibitionistic disorder and was masturbating in his bed and changed his underwear in the middle of the room. Fucked up. Food was nasty and it was boring.
 
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dwimplepeen213

Member
Jun 26, 2018
37
Hey fellas,

To me, mental health treatment in this day and age is comparable to how medicine was at the time of the plague, where mourners with masks would attempt to heal the sick with their rods. In other words, mental health treatment nowadays is bullshit. It hasn't even been that long since they stopped electrocuting patients.

From my personal experience, I have spent a total of 3 and a 1/2 months in a psych ward on 2 occasions (14 days for the first time, 3 months for the second). In the first time I was completely out of my mind, I'm open to discuss it if anyone is curious. Anyways the second time I went in; oh boy, don't even get me started. I was in the worst state of my life; it's difficult to describe how I was but the important thing to note was that I was of sound mind.

It was a prison in there. Words cannot describe how awful the stay there was. The doctors were clueless, and would always jump to conclusions instead of listening to me. They would always ask the same questions and then give me no time to raise my concerns. On top of all of this you were only arranged to see the doctors once a week.

Since the first time I entered the ward, my medications (antipsychotics) were switched 4 or 5 times. Side effects included weight gain, an awful feeling that the ground is spinning and tilting, fatigue, you name it. The second time I was in the ward, for a month they experimented with this medicine called Latuda (lurasidone). It was a nightmare. After taking it by 1 or 2 hours, I would become suicidal and completely fatigued when I'd hear the slightest sound, and would feel an extreme uncomfort no matter what I did. I would also get images burned into my head as if a magical force is placing them there. They would be images of people's faces; I could recall seeing the faces of one of the doctors and one of the patients. The faces would appear so eerie and evil, and there was no escape. I told them about this, and they claimed that the medicine was innocent, and that this was a product of my illness, despite the fact that this stopped when they stopped giving me this particular medicine.

This kind of treatment to those who are already suffering is inhumane, and I hope no one ever experiences what I went through, although I am aware of the depressing fact that there are those who suffered the same if not more the hands of these quack doctors.

For those who have been hospitalized, what was your experience like?

peace

My experiences were very similar to yours. Not being listened to, repetitive questions and being treated like shit. Also drugged on antipsychotics and various other meds pacing up and down the corridors like a zombie all day. None of the staff seemed to know what was going on and all told me different things. Fuck psychiatric hospitals.
 
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ningaman151

Experienced
Jul 28, 2018
233
I've spent 7 days in the psychiatric hospital. It was cool while I was in the room alone, but after that I was moved to the room with a guy who couldn't stop repeating "kids, are you going to throw me out of the window?" and guy who had exhibitionistic disorder and was masturbating in his bed and changed his underwear in the middle of the room. Fucked up. Food was nasty and it was boring.

Damn that's fucked up
 
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Dip

Student
Jul 27, 2018
171
Thank god my experience wasn't as bad as that, though I wonder how much worse it would've been if they did force medications on me.

I was stuck in a mental health care ward for a week. Thankfully I was able to convince the staff not to give me any medication. One of the patients was in the middle of a court case about the medication they had received because it was known to make a particular hearing problem much worse and they were diagnosed for that problem but were forced to take the medication anyway.

For a few days I wasn't allowed my mobile phone until I played along at "recovering". That was fortuitous for the other patient because they needed an internet-connected device to do any research for their court case (we had only one old PC without an internet connection and two TVs for electronics).

Most of the time I played pool or table tennis with the other guys to pass the time. Monotony was the order of the day. Like others I also got told contradictory things by different doctors and nurses about what was supposed to be happening with me. The other patients got similar treatment.

Most of the other people were almost like zombies when on medications, while others just looked lethargic.

There was another psych ward nearby known as "the lockup" which was for more problematic cases and was far more restrictive and had far fewer amenities (one TV, no pool or much of anything else to pass the time).

Writing this now it almost seems like the ward I was in had quite the luxuries, though all the equipment was pretty old and mostly donations. I certainly realize how incredibly lucky I was as I could've ended up in the lockup if some overzealous doc declared me too big a threat to myself or I could've ended up in a completely different hospital if I setup the tent elsewhere, not to mention convincing the staff not to give me any medication.

A somewhat comfortable prison is still a prison though, and something tells me if I were caught again I would most likely face much worse conditions.
 
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Dead_Inside

Wizard
Jul 2, 2018
625
I can't have that happen to me. Not any of it. It won't be ok. I will just try to be good because I think if I had to do what everyone here has said it would break me. I don't think I would come out ok.
But they said next time I try they are sending me in ....
 
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Final Escape

I’ve been here too long
Jul 8, 2018
4,352
I have never been hospitalized but definitely met the criteria I just managed to avoid it somehow. I’ve had many mental breakdowns though and phsycotic episodes. Yea the modern standards of mental healthcare have fallen really bad because government got involved in healthcare and altered the quality because it’s no longer free market and in the best interest of the patient. I hate that I have such a vulnerability mentally that makes me vulnerable to this system.
 
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nuclearsnake

Student
Jul 11, 2018
147
I've been hospitalized multiple times and been to a fair share of therapists and it all sucked. It's like they take a look at you, immediately decide that you have one or two common mental illnesses and that's it, that's what you got now and no matter what you say, no matter how often you mention what's really going on with you, it gets dismissed and ignored - even more so when it doesn't fit the diagnosis criteria. And if you're rather young the worst you can have is depression or anxiety or social phobia and that's it, apparently. They put you on shitty pills that do not work, they give you therapy that doesn't work and then tell you that everything is your fault because you don't want to get better (Since, you know, it's so much fucking fun to have your whole body hurt 24/7, to be unable to do the most basic things like be in a relationship or work, to constantly think about death, to feel like you're the most repulsive, most worthless pile of shit on the entire planet, etc.).
And if you're a minor and your parents want you to stay in a hospital you're stuck there because you can't decide for yourself apparently.

It's pathetic. The way mentally ill (and trans) people get treated here, in my country, is revolting.
 
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NoMore

Member
Aug 5, 2018
57
I had my life destroyed on a ward, i had the same experience talking to the quacks i was held there against my will i wasnt crazy and i get nightmarish images of the staff, they eventually pumped me full of the worst antipsychotics that have led to symptoms so bad im suicidal every minute ive got too many problems to list, i went from a perfectly happy existence to impossible unfathomable suffering they made up lies exaggerated what i said and didnt offer alternatives to being drugged then acted like they did and said i refused when that never happened, the water was drugged as i started peeing myself lightly until i started having water brought in, i then found out some antipsychotics did this to people, they lied about the effects of the drugs, ive had a chemical lobotomy so they essentially performed brain surgery on me fir nothing and life is ridiculously bad, it has been 6 months and many suicide attempts and constant wishing for death
 
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ningaman151

Experienced
Jul 28, 2018
233
I had my life destroyed on a ward, i had the same experience talking to the quacks i was held there against my will i wasnt crazy and i get nightmarish images of the staff, they eventually pumped me full of the worst antipsychotics that have led to symptoms so bad im suicidal every minute ive got too many problems to list, i went from a perfectly happy existence to impossible unfathomable suffering they made up lies exaggerated what i said and didnt offer alternatives to being drugged then acted like they did and said i refused when that never happened, the water was drugged as i started peeing myself lightly until i started having water brought in, i then found out some antipsychotics did this to people, they lied about the effects of the drugs, ive had a chemical lobotomy so they essentially performed brain surgery on me fir nothing and life is ridiculously bad, it has been 6 months and many suicide attempts and constant wishing for death
Damn. These assholes need a taste of their own medicine.