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Ask a patient in a psychiatric facility
#31
RE: Ask a patient in a psychiatric facility
(3rd January 2016, 10:07)excitedpenguin Wrote:
(3rd January 2016, 10:02)Cthulhu Dreaming Wrote: Everybody's a bit different, you know?  But similar experience help one relate to another.

Thanks. I feel sad now.

Damn fucking onions.

It ain't the onions, penguin. Hope you feel better. I mean that.
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#32
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Well, good luck, CD. I know those places can be hit and miss. Sometimes I would feel better after leaving the hospital and sometimes I would just be glad to be out. I hope you get what you're looking for.

Just try not to die of boredom before they let you out.
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#33
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Yeah they can, FNM. I think it depends whether the staff gives a fuck, as well as whether the patient does.

The majority of the staff here seem to do their jobs well, so there's that.
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#34
RE: Ask a patient in a psychiatric facility
Sorry it came to the point where you needed to be in. Glad that you recognized what you needed.

Got any "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Next" characters? Anyone with interesting delusions?

Best Wishes. TCOB!
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#35
RE: Ask a patient in a psychiatric facility
(3rd January 2016, 10:38)mh.brewer Wrote: Sorry it came to the point where you needed to be in. Glad that you recognized what you needed.

Got any "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Next" characters? Anyone with interesting delusions?

Best Wishes. TCOB!

Nope, pretty much everyone is pretty normal, except for whatever it is that led them here. Many seem to be victims of physical or emotional trauma.
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#36
RE: Ask a patient in a psychiatric facility
I met a lady once that thought her dead aunt's soul was stuck inside her head. What made it truly interesting was that she was the most soft-spoken woman that would never swear, but when the aunt started talking, all of a sudden she was a gruff, loud woman that cursed like a sailor. You had to feel bad for her, because she seemed like a sweet little old lady that just had some issues.
Even if the open windows of science at first make us shiver after the cozy indoor warmth of traditional humanizing myths, in the end the fresh air brings vigor, and the great spaces have a splendor of their own - Bertrand Russell
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#37
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Jibbers, CD.

I hope you're feeling better sooner rather than later, by the sounds of that place. But get your head right in good time, my friend.
"There remain four irreducible objections to religious faith: that it wholly misrepresents the origins of man and the cosmos, that because of this original error it manages to combine the maximum servility with the maximum of solipsism, that it is both the result and the cause of dangerous sexual repression, and that it is ultimately grounded on wish-thinking." ~Christopher Hitchens, god is not Great

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#38
RE: Ask a patient in a psychiatric facility
(3rd January 2016, 08:03)Cthulhu Dreaming Wrote:
(3rd January 2016, 07:40)robvalue Wrote: What were the circumstances leading up to residing there?

(Of course you're welcome not to answer.)

It's a long story actually.   Struggled with mental illness all my life, misdiagnosed, etc.   Most recently I found myself overwhelmed with anxiety and depression.  On advice of.my.therapist I checked in so that I could safely get on meds again.  I had been experiencing some suicidal ideation.

I hope you come to a more peaceful place in your head, brotha. My heart goes out to you.
Those who see only what they wish to see are doomed to rot in the stink of their own perceptions. -- Frank Herbert
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#39
RE: Ask a patient in a psychiatric facility
No sense taking chances transitioning between meds, especially with the suicidal thoughts popping. So if your first visit was at 18 then this really wasn't triggered by military service. Bipolar seems to be a genetic thing, like diabetes. Either you're unlucky enough to have it or you're not. So no merit to anyone for avoiding it. My mother had it too. Very sweet and empathetic, but she had a pretty traumatic childhood. Her father was pedophile and her mother was schizophrenic. [This is one reason I'm quite content not to roll the dice with my own genes. You're welcome.] Not sure what role that plays in triggering hi or low swings though.

What I've hated about being in the hospital is the noise, light and activity all night. I found it very hard to sleep. Of course, if you're already experiencing insomnia perhaps it is handy to have something to blame? Maybe they'll give you something to ensure sleep?
The kind of believing engaged in by most Christians we meet is not neutral, truth seeking believing. It isn't acceptance of the best supported conclusion, not submission to the facts. "True believers" believe heroically, they launch their belief at their chosen target with enthusiasm. While thrusting their belief forward they will brook no but-what-if's. Facts which do not conform are not recognized. 'True' belief is drunk with celebrating certainty, no further quest is required .. only the constant parrying with nay sayers.
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#40
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Yeah they're going to move administering some of my meds to bedtime. See if that helps. I may have got 90 minutes of sleep. Maybe.
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