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I am so glad that someone actually took the time to post this because for a minute..I felt we (my family) were the only ones going through these problems. I can honestly say that I have absolutely no respect for the mental health system and the mental health physicians. Everytime my brother is hospitalized they experiment with him. its never the same drugs. They use him like a lab rat. When the side effects start kicking in, instead of giving him cogentin or benadryl..they say he's "restless and uncooperative" and hold him down against his will to give him haldol..which just makes his side effects worse. They completely shut the family out of the whole process. the Doctors won't have anything to do with us..which is so wrong because were the ones that have to deal with him when he gets out. They lie in these "hearings" and make up stories. they even treat the family like their crazy so I can only imagine what goes on behind those locked doors. When you try to report the injustice...it falls on deaf ears. everyone bows down to these Doctors as if they were God and they themselves think they are God as well. Something needs to be done. The patients and the family have rights and they are being violated. I am very angry at the whole world and at God for allowing such injustice to continue..
You gotta have faith and patience! This illness takes consistant care and support, not to mention the other areas of this illness like disability income, changing doctors, changing meds, insurance and food stamp subsidies, taxi services for non-drivers, etc...
As for the side effects, thats a whole issue in itself! Cogentin or benadryl are crap and don't do anything but blurr the side effects and create other side effects! My son flat out stopped using them and told the Doc not to prescribe the junk. There is no side effect medicene for Haldol! He hated it! They told him "you should not have any harsh side effects with Haldol and should only feel a little discomfort for a couple of hours or so..." RIGHT! They thought he was psychotic when he told them--like hell you say and he ended up going to the ER for temporary relief with a shot of cortizone or tylenol with codine to ease the side effects. Like I said earlier, he eventually rebelled and quit taking it and had a relapse so they could try something different. Haldol did stop his positive symtoms and work on some negetive symtoms, and worked good, but the dang side effects was just to much to bare for him to stay on it.
The doctors at different hospitals try different meds and each have their own way of dealing with the illness, which is different from his normal doctor.
He always tells me the stories at the hospital, once he told me they gave a different med that made him pass out and made him a zombie for 2 days. When he said they gave him the wrong persons med, they said sure and walked away and wanted raise his dosage.
Its a good idea to talk to the staff...
You're right tho, most treat mental illness with dark age techniques and disciplines.
KEEP THE RESPONSES COMING.
[QUOTE=gloomy sunshine] I can honestly say that I have absolutely no respect for the mental health system and the mental health physicians. Everytime my brother is hospitalized they experiment with him. its never the same drugs. They use him like a lab rat. When the side effects start kicking in, instead of giving him cogentin or benadryl..they say he's "restless and uncooperative" and hold him down against his will to give him haldol..which just makes his side effects worse. They completely shut the family out of the whole process. the Doctors won't have anything to do with us..which is so wrong because were the ones that have to deal with him when he gets out. They lie in these "hearings" and make up stories. they even treat the family like their crazy so I can only imagine what goes on behind those locked doors. When you try to report the injustice...it falls on deaf ears. everyone bows down to these Doctors as if they were God and they themselves think they are God as well. Something needs to be done. The patients and the family have rights and they are being violated. I am very angry at the whole world and at God for allowing such injustice to continue..


Don't be angry at God???? IT is so good that these post have come up and I am a very spiritual person and helping soembody with this problem now? Please call NAMI with this? aNd send them this thread? National alliance for Mentally Ill? THey know about all of this and the disorders and the misunderstandings in the courts? ( You wouldn't happen to be Alaska would you?) I do not have this disorder but my friend was sent to jail secluded and could not see or talk to anybody for weeks? ANd it was just a HALDOL problem? I kept telling them this and they would not let me talk to him and the Haldol was making him more aggitated and they wer all claiming he was not stable? He was angry at being treated like an animal and strung out on Haldol? He was calmer than I was trhought whole thing? Use to it? I am an LPN and other LPN's agree with me. But it is awful how these popele get accused of things ? Some of it has to do with money and state funds. ANd they DO LIE. YOu need to find and ADVOCATE for him. ANd their IS a GOD above and he DOES care. You sound JUST LIKE ME!?? At one point in time I would not show up to court SO TICKED? ANd I had ABSOLUTELY NO RESPECT FOR THE MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM??? My words exactly. I was disgusted , and feel the same way about our family court here. RIDICULOUS. NAmIE helps facilated, support and educate those with mental health issues, INCLUDING COURT PERSONEL!. I am so glad you posted this. I dont think there is anyitng more violating than those who are supppose to uphold the law and justice for others to just manipulate it and hurt people in thier system and if you find any avenues to get help please let me know. Do you have disablility lawyers in your town? NAMI is in every state.