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Has anyone here ever been involuntarily committed to a psychiatric hospital?

 
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Has anyone here ever been involuntarily committed to a psychiatric hospital?
And then had their life shattered as a result?

I was, and did. For un-godly reasons. Whether they know it or not, mental health institutions are about making money first and foremost. I was not a physical danger to myself or others, as the psychiatric hospital evaluator legally declared - despite providing my account of the facts which normally would have quelled those allegations. During my stay, I was labeled as a paranoid schizophrenic for my views about holistic health, conspiracy, and time travel - and of course for seeming "anti-social". All these reasons having nothing to do with my alleged risk of physical harm to myself or others, which was the official reason for my commitment.

After being held for more than the ruled limit of stay for my peaceful non-compliance in attending group discussions, I was then released on the condition that I get a depot injection of the antipsychotic called "Invega Sustenna", while me being completely in the dark and unaware of the length and effects of this drug. Invega Sustenna, and drugs like it, is a very medieval drug which, in a sense, chemically lobotomizes the person treated, causing them to go into a zombie-like, torpid state - along with causing severe anhedonia; taking away every aspect of the person's ability to function as a human being. One can not feel pleasure, or any other emotion for that matter, rendering them more or less incapable of thought. The drug does this by blocking the brain's dopamine and serotonin receptors. One finds no motivation in anything - having not a single care or thought about anything, except perhaps the yearning to care or think about something. With the halt of mental functions also comes the halt of physical functions, like being extremely tired and lethargic. For example, not being able to walk for more than 15 feet at one time. But... at the same time, the drug causes restlessness, the uncontrollable feeling of the need to perform body movements; related to tardive dyskinesia (a condition that causes repetitive, involuntary movements of the body), a result of long-term use of neuroleptic drugs such as antipyschotics. These "side effects", though just a portion of the side effects, are the cause of much suffering for people who are given these drugs.

So, that said, I was feeling the torturous effects of this drug for several months, given that the dosage was a very large, long-term depot injection, with no ability to stop the drug from affecting my mind and body during the length of this time period. My life was ground to complete halt, more or less.

During my stay at the psychiatric ward, I had the option to fight for my release in court but I regrettably thought that I was going to be released quickly, knowing the absurdity of my commitment into the hospital, so I didn't fight for it. Although, it probably would have resulted in me losing anyway, given the circumstances I found myself with.


*Edit/Addendum: When I said that I was "render[ed] more or less incapable of thought" or that I had "not a single care or thought about anything", that is what I meant, but more in a way that I could not formulate any kind of thought requiring any effort. I simply didn't have the motivation, nor energy. I could be in a state of despair, or maybe decide to attend to a basic need, or take part in a very basic conversation, but I was very much in a state of non-thought - that is, not being able to formulate a thought - or contemplate. For instance, I could not ponder an idea or solve a problem. While not being able to "think", my brain could still operate somewhat on auto-pilot in a sense. Perhaps I used the expression a little bluntly, though it largely explains the effects pretty accurately in a sense.

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"During my stay, I was labeled as a paranoid schizophrenic for my views about holistic health, conspiracy, and time travel - and of course for seeming "anti-social"."

Dude, come on... Don't get upset at the system when you go to a psych hospital talking about time travel and conspiracies ... What did you think was going to happen???
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crazyjak

Do people around you touch their faces a lot, too?
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A friend of me directs a psychiatric hospital. If you can try to get into a private psychiatric clinic before a big outburst, and just if its really necessary, cause the free ones will fuck you up, cost a lot lifetime and health without compensation or cure. Bad things is: they need to fill all rooms or they do not get money, so they will keep you just to fill a room and to consume a range of meds you dont need and that cause permanent damage to organs and the mind.
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You're obviously pissing people off, just keep your head down, know your truths but don't force them on others, chillax.
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"During my stay, I was labeled as a paranoid schizophrenic for my views about holistic health, conspiracy, and time travel - and of course for seeming "anti-social"."

Dude, come on... Don't get upset at the system when you go to a psych hospital talking about time travel and conspiracies ... What did you think was going to happen???
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I wasn't openly talking about conspiracies at the hospital. The person that brought me to the psychiatric evaluation (my dad) used my views against me, as he told them what I believed. I didn't even really talk to my dad about that stuff much either, though he knew.

But I did very briefly mention being interested in conspiracies and Area 51 to my doctor while in the hospital, which seemed to add to the reasons why my doctor labeled me what she did. It was a very brief occurrence.

But I don't really feel like going into all of the details about the whole story, because it's kind of embarrassing. Though what I posted is the truth.
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the real question. do you hear voices or see things?
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I was once. But they discharged me right away. They said I was a fucking marvel to modern science.
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You
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the real question. do you hear voices or see things?
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No
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The drug you were on sounds very similar (though not to the same magnitude) of how I felt while I was on Prozac many years ago. Bad drug. All of those SSRI drugs are bad. I felt no love, no happiness, but lots of anger. I also had no concept of the consequences of my actions. I just didn't care. I felt like a zombie, but restless, as you described, too. I never felt like that before or after I was on Prozac. Scary. I thought I was better while I was on it, but my family kept telling me I wasn't myself.

You sound lucid and very intelligent. You didn't say where you are at right now and how you are doing. Are you off the drug?

It seems that in your situation, the harder you try to convince them, the more loony tunes you will seem to them.My advice is to just keep your thoughts to yourself. Let them think what they will about you. You know the truth.

FWIW...many 'conspiracy theories' are now being proven as truth.

I pray things start looking up for you.

hf
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You shouldn't have been honest about your crazy schizo beliefs to the doctors. If you pretend to be a normal person, they'll let you go. They detained and drugged you because you were probably too far-gone to be capable of acting normal...

I was committed once after a psychotic break, but I was out after a week, because I was sane enough to act perfectly normal.
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You shouldn't have been honest about your crazy schizo beliefs to the doctors. If you pretend to be a normal person, they'll let you go. They detained and drugged you because you were probably too far-gone to be capable of acting normal...

I was committed once after a psychotic break, but I was out after a week, because I was sane enough to act perfectly normal.
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They didn't forcefully drug me. I agreed to take it in order to be released.
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Well, sorry to hear you are dealing with this...
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The drug you were on sounds very similar (though not to the same magnitude) of how I felt while I was on Prozac many years ago. Bad drug. All of those SSRI drugs are bad. I felt no love, no happiness, but lots of anger. I also had no concept of the consequences of my actions. I just didn't care. I felt like a zombie, but restless, as you described, too. I never felt like that before or after I was on Prozac. Scary. I thought I was better while I was on it, but my family kept telling me I wasn't myself.

You sound lucid and very intelligent. You didn't say where you are at right now and how you are doing. Are you off the drug?

It seems that in your situation, the harder you try to convince them, the more loony tunes you will seem to them.My advice is to just keep your thoughts to yourself. Let them think what they will about you. You know the truth.

FWIW...many 'conspiracy theories' are now being proven as truth.

I pray things start looking up for you.

hf
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 70648676


Hi, thanks for being understanding about this topic. I'm not currently taking that medication, or any pharmaceutical medication. I was pushed to take monthly injections of antipsychotics for maybe a year or so by my dad who threatened to kick me out of his house if I didn't. After about a year I refused to take them and he eventually relieved his stance on the issue, I guess. But I'm not currently living with him right now.

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In case anyone else is ever in the same predicament...

Yes Dr. I understand what my dad told you. No, I don't believe or buy into any of that conspiracy and alien crap. I just bring it up to him because I know it annoys him. I guess I can be an ass at times.
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And then had their life shattered as a result?

I was, and did. For un-godly reasons. Whether they know it or not, mental health institutions are about making money first and foremost. I was not a physical danger to myself or others, as the psychiatric hospital evaluator legally declared - despite providing my account of the facts which normally would have quelled those allegations. During my stay, I was labeled as a paranoid schizophrenic for my views about holistic health, conspiracy, and time travel - and of course for seeming "anti-social". All these reasons having nothing to do with my alleged risk of physical harm to myself or others, which was the official reason for my commitment.

After being held for more than the ruled limit of stay for my peaceful non-compliance in attending group discussions, I was then released on the condition that I get a depot injection of the antipsychotic called "Invega Sustenna", while me being completely in the dark and unaware of the length and effects of this drug. Invega Sustenna, and drugs like it, is a very medieval drug which, in a sense, chemically lobotomizes the person treated, causing them to go into a zombie-like, torpid state - along with causing severe anhedonia; taking away every aspect of the person's ability to function as a human being. One can not feel pleasure, or any other emotion for that matter, rendering them more or less incapable of thought. The drug does this by blocking the brain's dopamine and serotonin receptors. One finds no motivation in anything - having not a single care or thought about anything, except perhaps the yearning to care or think about something. With the halt of mental functions also comes the halt of physical functions, like being extremely tired and lethargic. For example, not being able to walk for more than 15 feet at one time. But... at the same time, the drug causes extreme restlessness, the uncontrollable feeling of the need to perform body movements; related to tardive dyskinesia (a condition that causes repetitive, involuntary movements of the body), a result of long-term use of neuroleptic drugs such as antipyschotics. These "side effects", though just a portion of the side effects, are the cause of much suffering for people who are given these drugs.

So, that said, I was feeling the torturous effects of this drug for several months, given that the dosage was a very large, long-term depot injection, with no ability to stop the drug from affecting my mind and body during the length of this time period. My life was ground to complete halt, more or less.

During my stay at the psychiatric ward, I had the option to fight for my release in court but I regrettably thought that I was going to be released quickly, knowing the absurdity of my commitment into the hospital, so I didn't fight for it. Although, it probably would have resulted in me losing anyway, given the circumstances I found myself with.
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Its okay. They gave me chicken since I told them I don't eat red meat and was the envy of all my crazy nutjob friends. They have shampoo and conditioner in those containers used to put ketchup at McDonald's and the employess actually make your condition worse by making fun of you. Isn't life grand?

epiclol
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nope, i walked in on my own
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they gave my mom drugs for depression, they do hardly anything but when they wear off they make you go insane so when she stopped taking them she went crazy and my brother got power of attorney whilst she was in a fit of insanity and threw her in a locked up psych ward and she came out of there shitting herself and peeing herself, 100 times worse than when she went in and they charged her 40,000 dollars for it, she was sick with worry about money and they charged her 40,000. then my brother tries to blame me, my fucking god it's a total satanic attack from all sides at once on me. she was being attacked by demons and he took her straight into a pit of demons where she lost her soul and mind. and all her money, he then spent all her money. she needed some kind of goddamn exorcist but oh well I guess the devil is getting all her money so she's calmed down now and the devil is satisfied with getting all her money now. that's what it's always about too, it's not some illogical hocus pocus it's always about financial extortion. the whole system is to financially rape people and to bring the money to their satanic demon possessed priests. demons don't necessarily drive you insane, they can actually make you sane and order your mind, as long as your will is the same as theirs they will GIVE you MORE sanity and clarity and mental powers.
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For those who are interested, this is an interview with the founding member of End Psychiatry, a Facebook group centering around the tortures of forced psychiatry and psychiatry in general. He goes into his experiences being forced into psychiatric hospitalization unjustly and being given torturous forced treatments only for the reason of making him mentally comply with the hospital's damaging practices. For the first fifteen minutes the interviewer goes over some interesting points about society and how societal beliefs can determine our actions for better or for worse. The interview then starts at 14:40.

[link to soundcloud.com (secure)]

Daniel Carter's Facebook group, End Psychiatry: [link to www.facebook.com (secure)]
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I was
[link to www.thepsychopathmachine.com]
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Unfortunately, the modus operandi of "mental health" institutions still follows what the author in your link describes, which is that of misguided - and unjust - infliction of pain and suffering.

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Not in the last few hours. But I did see Shutter Island before.
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I was born into a world that might as well be called an insane asylum.
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Thorazine shuffle never, ID and the alter ego, grow
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Op, do you ever get flash backs when you see people in lab coats or wearing white hospital garb...

I always wondered about those ice cream men driving around in white uniforms always attracting kids. I bet they were democrat pedo's too...
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No but im a nurse
Sitting at my desk at a psyche hospital as i type

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My sister got locked up in a but ward so to speak , early twenties , they did stabilize her mind but in some ways but she changed from an a woman with the body of an Olympic athlete to an obesity patient
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Will there be drugs?
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