"Drugs only no talking therapy or counselling"
About: Highbury hospital Nottingham
Posted by Girl interrupted by system (as ),
I was sectioned under mental health act for 1 month to highbury hospital Nottingham
From the minute I walked in to the time I left not one person on my ward was offered any form of talk therapy or counselling regarding there " diagnosed illness" or factors surrounding admission
the ONLY treatment I was given was drugs! Which you have to take by force
How can patients get well with a drug only approach? !
The whole time I was there no one even thought to check that my initial diagnosis which had been doled out by 2 doctors who only saw me for 5 minutes in total was correct or needed amending! But treatment sorry drugs where doled out for this initial diagnosis
The drug I was given was caused tongue to jump uncontrollably, muscle stiffness a mask for a face, couldn't separate fingers, massive weight loss, bruising, rashes, hot sweats and massive anxiety. None of which I had suffered before being forced this horrible drug!
It wasn't until sometime later that I found out there was a kind of antidote drug to help ease my side effects but they could only give it if I asked for it! How can you ask for something that you are not even aware exists? Doesn't make sense
In my opinion counselling would be a better option and there are NO nasty side effects from talking!