My First Hospital Admission Happend At 18

It was voluntary and it was to a private hospital. It was after I had a complete mental break. My psychiatrist at the time had made an extremely inappropriate comment which lead me to stop seeing him and take myself of the medication he prescribed. So on top of my breakdown I was going cold turkey off my meds and well I really wasn't it a good frame of mind. After many weeks of getting by on at most 5 hrs of sleep and becoming completely suicidal I was admitted to a private hospital under a new psychiatrist who was meant to keep me 2 weeks in while he put me back on my meds and I got back on track. 2 and a half weeks after being admitted I still hadn't been put back on any medication and my new psychiatrist was more interested in asking me how I have an ****** then why I was in there. I ended up leaving him and in turn had to leave the hospital. It wasn't a good introduction to the mental health care. Though I must say I did find the right psychiatrist as a direct result from that admission.
randomdriftwood randomdriftwood
22-25, F
7 Responses Feb 12, 2007

b52 - i too have been treated for PTSD after over 2 years of mental/pyscical abuse from the mental health so called perfessionals <br />
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it sucks because now i dont trust any of them.......

i was admitted the first time at 16. about 4 more times after that. meds and different docs since. but i finally found the right ones and it has made wonders of difference. i still trip and fall but i have the support i need now.

Yes I am more TRAUMATIZED by the way I was treated<br />
when I had a "Break"....<br />
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now I have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from how I was treated

Yes I am more TRAUMATIZED by the way I was treated<br />
when I had a "Break"....<br />
<br />
now I have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from how I was treated

Yes I am more TRAUMATIZED by the way I was treated<br />
when I had a "Break"....<br />
<br />
now I have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from how I was treated

my first admit was at 16... and i was totally misdiagnosed. i agree with both of your comments, Rabid and Awakened. it is hard to get the right mix of meds, and a good shrink at once. the real turning point for me was connecting with a really good talk therapist.

I battle anxiety and depression, but I refused to go to the hospital's psychiatric ward. If you haven't hurt yourself or others, they can't force you. Then I discovered that the L-thyroxin I was taking must have been causing it. When I weaned myself off from it, I rapidly improved. I'm glad I didn't go because they would have given me a bunch of drugs. I also discovered a site for Mercury amalgum (fillings) poisoning. I was shocked that the mercury is leaching into our bodies and brain, causing all kinds of mental and health problems. I did go to a psychiatrist for years to help me with my problems.

You know it's quite the runaround when it comes to phyciatrists and meds. First you have to stablize your moods then you have to find the right medications that's right for you. It's worth it when you finally find the right ones that suite you. But i never stayed any longer then 10 days in all my admittings. The kicker is they can't even explain what the problem is they just assume that you have a chemical imbalance when it could be emotional problems it sucks having a mental illness