I have just returned from visiting my daughter on the local acute ward. It has now been over a month and she is still stuck on the ward with other acutely ill patients, drugged up to her neck on harmful chemicals that do not even work and have changed her beyond recognition. Today, the rest of the family, grandparents and father visited separately and were astonished at her decline.
I gave them the dvds to watch that I obtained from the CCHR website which I would fully recommend that anyone in a similar position sees. One of the best dvds I watched is called “Diagnostic & Statistical Manual – Psychiatry’s Deadliest Scam”. I am allowed to take my daughter off the ward for a short time and brought her home with me and together we watched this dvd. I do not believe in hiding anything from her. It was truly shocking to see the extent of the abuse going on with eminent psychiatrists and psychologists being interviewed and freely speaking about what is going on, some of them laughing.
It is all down to making money. One psychiatrist said something like “prescribe away and you will have a patient for life” – how very true because, once on these drugs you cannot just come off them. It was also shocking to see how many different diagnoses there are as time goes on – these are constantly increasing.
My family were told the drugs were not addictive when in fact in order to come off you need specialist help and careful supervision, as the withdrawal from these drugs can be very dangerous in terms of risk of suicide -the drugs themselves cause violence and aggression – the sort of thing that suddenly brings huge media attention when an incident occurs such as a multiple shooting or similar – this reaches headline news. Sadly most of these patients are helpless and vulnerable and of no harm to anyone but themselves – it is so very sad to se as they do not get proper support and once dumped back into society, there is not any kind of backup care in place for some. I do not see many visitors on the ward and there is nothing much for patients to do there, especially at weekends. I have witnessed patients screaming out for cigarettes and often this is ignored by staff who just sit in their offices.
Getting back to the dvd, my daughter showed quite an interest in this because also it featured how quickly these so called experts can come up with a diagnosis without spending much time with a patient and without any scientific backup. The dvd contained under cover filming of someone posing as a patient visiting specialists. The Psychiatrists have this Diagnostic Statistical Manual with so very many different so called diagnoses listed to choose from so it is easy to label someone wrongly and there was also a part on the film that showed this being done when not one but three different experts got patients selected at random wrong with the diagnoses.
Getting back to Elizabeth, she has been labelled four times now and none of the medication has worked and the team have come to the conclusion she is “treatment resistant”. I believe the drugs are what are causing her great harm and will lead to long term health problems such as diabetes and affect heart, liver, kidneys etc if she is not taken off them which is what I want in accordance with her wishes. They do not work, are a waste of money and I do not want any further experimentation done on her but it will not be easy to get her off 750mg of Seroquel (Quetiapane). You cannot just come off this medication and it has to be done extremely slowly under the guidance of professionals and in a safe environment.
The specialist doctor is supposed to be taking her off the medication completely but having seen this interesting and informative dvd how can you ever trust these experts again. There was one from a famous hospital called Maudsley who laughingly said it took him just 2 minutes to come up with a diagnosis. This is shocking.
I would recommend people see this particular dvd and others available through the CCHR who do a wonderful job in informing people of what is truly happening. I only wish I knew about this earlier on as I would not have let them experiment like they have done.
I still do not rule out my daughter getting better one day but it will be a slow process and that will never happen whilst she is on these drugs. Taking someone off is bound to throw their behaviour off balance and I have made sure I obtained my daughter’s consent to check and see what is going on when she is transferred to the leading specialist hospital.
I do not know how long she will be left on this ward because of a dreadful error by the team in not checking to see if my daughter had a place at this specialist hospital and she lost the place as the letter was sent to a doctor no longer employed by them. Now she has to wait and all the time she is getting worse.
The new Orthomolecular Psychiatrist I have appointed myself prescribed various vitamin/mineral supplements and I am going to have to insist that the medical team at the local hospital give these to my daughter as they may help in her being reduced. They are abusing her human rights and other patients and some are intelligent on the wards and have voiced their distress.
The UK is supposed to be a civilised country but I am afraid this is not the case. I have seen the most apalling things going on in the wards and when mistakes are made, they are covered up. It is a good thing I obtained the files but despite my daughter’s consent the team do not want me to see the latest files. I dread to think what else they have to hide. Needless to say I have been labelled myself in the files in a shocking manner by some of these professionals who do not like it when challenged.
The professionals get away with a lot because patients are too weak or afraid to speak up and carers do not have the strength to. I have the strength to stand up to them all on behalf of my daughter and would welcome the chance to give the whole matter worldwide publicity.
Tomorrow I will again visit my daughter and may get her to write something herself and I have told the rest of the patients they are most welcome to write on this site their feelings about the care.
There is a lot of uproar at the moment about NHS care and reforms but I personally think huge reforms are needed under the mental health as I have seen several patients back on the ward yet again not getting any better. There needs to be a complete overhaul so that patients do get better and have access to more specialised units or projects even if these are not in the local area – I believe there is no choice for patients and relatives like myself would be prepared to send their daughters and sons somewhere much nicer than a hospital environment where they are listened to and attention is paid to nutrition and Orthomolecular Psychiatrists are employed like the specialist I appointed. There is no such place in this country and I would be prepared to send Elizabeth anywhere in the world where I could find such wonderful care.
I had to turn to the private sector in the end as regards my daughter’s care and whilst researching matters came across a wonderful organisation where wards are geared for the individual and ideas are put into practise by the patients themselves who even get involved in the running of the wards. I will feature this in another blog. Patients are left to feel useless and give up once they are labelled – there is nothing to stimulate or encourage them to do anything and some lose hope – there is also the factor of the harmful drugs and these are often increased when a patient is sent to the hospital. I have seen patients begging to come off them and no one listens because of these evil psychiatrists who carry on drugging them on harmful chemicals that do not even work.
If my daughter is well enough I will get her to write something tomorrow on this site. I intend to speak more about the care under the NHS before turning my attention to the care in the community and the Government/British Pharmaceutical Industry who make a fortune out of these “lifetime patients”.