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They mixed the Seroquel with Olanzapine and this threw Elizabeth’s behaviour off balance and then they sectioned her giving only 3 hrs and I was told I would be arrested if I did not bring her back in good time. 

Then they put her on a Section 2 which is for 28 days and noone told me about this Tribunal except at the very last minute I found out.  It was obvious that I was not wanted there. 

I managed to get a day off work to attend and got there early.  I sat in the lounge reading Dr Tracy’s book and I showed it to some of the team as there were some interesting paragraphs in there.  The Consultant Psychiatrist came up to me and I showed him the dvd from Dr Tracy how to come off the medication properly – I had much more information but he did not want to see all of this.  Anyway he jokingly said “You’re not going to shout at me are you?”  well I never shouted in the first place and I have a witness to that effect.  Any mother would get upset to see their child being poisoned by these so called experts which could lead to death and eventual ill health physcially when there is no scientific evidence of anything.  The diagnoses are apparently voted on and end up in a manual called the DSM. I have a dvd full of laughing psychiatrists and pharmacists who work together in plying patients with harmful drugs.  So I met the solicitor of my daughter for the first time and then she came up to my daughter and said “do you really want to go through this today” and of course she said “no”.  She is bound to find such meetings stressful but the cruel part about it is that every Friday there is a meeting and I bet she has to attend this whether or not she likes it.  OUtnumbered by the team of so called professionals a vulnerable patient who often does not have an advocate present is weak and domineered by the team and already chemically brainwashed.

The other thing is in front of Elizabeth the solicitor gave me the option of contesting the section and discharging my daughter which would of course cost me money.  I turned around and said to her that first of all they needed to get her off the drugs as she has been very very unstable and it was decided that home was not an option and yet here was this solicitor puttiing the ball in my court and saying it would cost me to do this. 

Whilst I would be prepared to have her home again first of all she needs to come off the drugs that cause the psychosis and this has NOTHING TO DO WITH DIAGNOSES OF WHICH SHE HAS FOUR.  They are not prepared to do this so it seems despite their expertise.  The Solicitor then said that Finland which Lynsey told me she wanted to go to was a bad idea and not an option because of the language barrier.  I told her that language was no barrier over there as they all spoke English.  Besides Elizabeth has been over to Finland before and was very very happy there.  This was at a time when she was not drugged up to her neck and she enjoyed going out there with her college and working in restaurants as it was her ambition to be a chef one day.  She has been constantly talking about Finland and unlike this country they are supposed to have unique care for the mentally ill in a place called Tornio which I have been trying to find out about.  The whole place is a far cry from this country – peaceful clean, healthy living – I have not been there myself but have  heard from my daughter a bit about the lifestyle and am very very impressed.  I h ad been trying to find out about prices of the care for my daughter as there is NO DECENT CARE OVER HERE IT IS ALL DRUG PUSHING UNDER THE NHS.    So, the solicitor just ruled this out without a thought of consideration when all along it was Elizabeth’s idea and what she wanted and all I am doing as a mother is backing her.  There is no way that I could force her to do what she did not want to do but unlike this team I listen.

So, I was told there would not be the funding yet around £800 a week right now is being wasted on an empty flat which I  hope they will not place her back in as eight times from there she got admitted into hospital and what was obvious did not appear to be obvious to the so called professionals in the team and I mean social services who did nothing about the situation.

In today’s paper is a case of a young man who has been murdered by someone diagnosed with Schizophrenia – the person diagnosed with this illness had not taken medication and the home got criticised badly.  Whether or not anyone has been labelled with a serious illness such as this they would suffer from psychosis as a direct result of the drug if they took themselves off it too quickly and this is what the Consultant Psychiatrist did for my daughter.  Dr Tracy said “it is a cruel game they play” – meaning it gives them greater reason for sanctions and by sanctions I mean control by way of section.    I do not believe in any of these illnesses having seen the collection of dvds I got.  Yes they may be from the Scientologists but why were they paid off in such a significant amount and what is more I believe they are right to highlight what is going on and there are interviews from some professionals willing to openly admit everything and joke aout it.  These dvds cannot be dismissed and certainly not those from Dr Tracy who has NOTHING to do with the CCHR whatsoever and has done extensive research as detailed in her book.

Many times Elizabeth has said he feels she has no choice but to go along with the team and they know this.   It is predicted in the Bible and a warning given which I will write about next time. time.  Anyway still on a section nothing was achieved and I went into a room with the solicitor and lead nurse.  I got to find out that the funding was only for 3 months and what a waste of time this has been .  Nothing whatsoever has been achieved and nothing has been done properly as there was not the drug free period as promised. Therefore I cannot accept any further diagnoses.   The solicitor who was recommended by the hospital social worker should be totally independent but some of the things she came out with did not appear so.  She defended the right by law to give medication so I turned around and said that none of us in the family believed in her diagnosis and there was a conflict of opinion by experts and if she had the other condition – ASpergers then she should not be on the drugs and I felt that this was very relevant to point out along with her human rights being abused.

The lead nurse tried to say “what if my daughter had changed her  mind and was happy on the medication”  – THIS IS TOTAL MANIPULATION –  IF SHE COMES OUT AND SAYS THIS, I WILL KNOW FOR SURE THEY HAVE BEEN BADGERING HER TO COMPLY WITH THEIR DEMANDS.  I put in for a request for the file and all the family want to see this file as we are so very concerned about the drugs being plied.

 

She was given a little bit of information about the drug but it nowhere near goes into what I have printed off which includes the research by Professor Healy stating that this particular drug had the highest rate of suicide out of all of them.  Also Dr Tracy says it has a bad reputation for diabetes.   Of course the team just ignore this and carrying on pushing the drugs at patients.  I feel so sorry for all of them as I know it is done on a trial and error basis and that people get wrongly diagnosed as there are not tests and in any case drugs are not the answer – if there was decent care like counselling attention to diet etc then this is the answer but of course there is no money to be made in this at all.  There is huge money to be made in  having a lifetime patient on these drugs you cannot just come off where they have no help unlike illicit drugs.

IT IS DISGUSTING ABUSE IN MY OPINION.

As for care in the community – this is equally bad.  The social worker from the local team attended the meeting and said that whilst my daughter talked in a disturbed manner about burning her scheme down, she would not actually carry this out.  UNFORTUNATELY THIS WOMAN HAS NOT A CLUE WHAT SHE IS TALKING ABOUT.  IF MY DAUGHTER IS PLACED UNDER THAT SCHEME AGAIN AND I AM WATCHING WHAT IS GOING ON I WILL NAME THE SCHEME.  This is the scheme that banned me from visiting my daughter because there was an incident at home – I have nothing to hide by talking about this.  Every single time Elizabeth came home she did not want to go back to this scheme as something bad happened to her.  Also she has had all her valuable possessions stolen and nothing has been done about it.  There must be evidence on the CCTV but the scheme as far as I know have not released it to Police and I am furious about how much she  has lost which amounts to hundreds.  The social worker tried on two occasions to try and persuade her to take Clozapine and thi shas nothing to do with social services and I confronted her when I got to find out.

The scheme is occupied by mentally ill residents but unfortunately they are supposed to offer 24 hr care but staff actually sleep through the night and there is no way of monitoring who is coming into the building.  In other words lapse security.  Anyone could come in whilst staff are asleep.  This is no place for someone vulnerable like my daughter and besides the music thumping from another resident was disturbing Elizabeth.  In the evenings she would be alone and vulnerable and there was nothing to do then.  Once a week she did get taken out somewhere however she did not engage with the staff and told them to go away.  She was not doing even basic tasks and this is why the scheme was UNSUITABLE.  What was lacking was some young decent companions and instead to the knowledge of the team  they turned a blind eye to her association with wrong kinds like the foreign man who turned up at my neighbour’s house mistaking it for mind demanding money and theatening my neighbours who had to call the police.  This friendship was allowed to continue to the point she was going missing all the time and this person was on a Section 3 by the way and allowed out unescorted.  I got to hear of this because I was told by police he had actually gone missing from a ward. When I complained I got a response stating it was down to human rights whilst they recognised their duty of care to my daughter.  Words to this effect – what rubbish!  The public have a right to be protected and there is tremendous lack of supervision with the mentally ill in the community. 

 

Today there is an article about a man who was diagnosed with Schizophrenia who did not take his medication but there were times when Elizabeth refused her medication and if aggressive then staff would simply just stay away from her and noone from the home treatment team came to see her.  The only way to get into hospital is to be arrested and this is an absolute disgrace.

It is laughable that this man who threatened my neighbours is allowed to visit my daughter on the ward at the Royal Bethlem Hospital so I got to find out – I am pretty sure the staff and social services know that he is in touch with my daughter.  Also it was a joke at this meeting to listen to the team saying how generous it is of them to allow 6 hrs now for visiitng.   I just could not believe it – I told them she should never have been sectioned in the first place because if things had been done properly with the medication none of this behaviour would have occurred.  

 By the way, the other thing is that there was no control by staff with money.  One day she went out and spent all her money leaving nothing for food.

 

This was was once a girl who was immaculate and going to college, studying languages, learning to drive, working and now she is totally dependent on the team.  This is care for you under the NHS.

 

I tried so hard to ensure that Elizabeth did not end up like the other patients just lying around doing nothing and sleeping whist drugged up to their necks on LSD-like mind altering anti-psychotics.  Yes it is like LSD – that would explain why Elizabeth has hallucinations and if she is hearing voices now she never was in the first place and was getting on nicely with her life.  Having her home would be risky whilst on these drugs as patients suffer from a sleep disorder that causes them to act our their nightmares.  This is all caused by the drug not by their condition in my opinion.

  

 

 

 

 

  

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The patients on the ward are mostly young.  I see from the visitor’s books they hardly get any visitors so even though I work full time and am very busy I make the effort to go and visit Elizabeth.  I appreciate that people are sent to the hospital from all over the country and so relatives are not always so easily able to visit but I am lucky in that respect living in the London area.   The area is quite beautiful and we go to a very nice shopping centre nearby and to lunch.  The Queen is visiting this shopping centre tomorrow morning.

Today we went to a Mexican restaurant and looked around the fabulous shopping centre and then went to the cinema but I did not like the film and it was not suitable for Elizabeth to see so we did not stay for very long.  I try to pick something cheerful and a comedy but this was full of violence and totally unsuitable despite a member of staff saying it was a comedy.

I have bought a car this weekend and will pick it up next weekend.  It has not been easy not having a car and buses are not so quick.

Today was a beautiful sunny day and it is sad to see so many young patients couped up on a ward with tight security like prison.  This is no way to treat a human being.

My view is that they have not done the assessment correctly as she was promised a drug free period and this is very  bad.  They have just miixed one drug with another and this one Olanzapine has the highest rate of suicide.   I am far from happy and neither are the rest of the family and have requested the files.   To all patients – it is a good thing to see what is going on in the files especially when I discovered so many diagnoses. This prompted me to look at matters further.

It is so bad what is going on and care is centred on medication.  The medication does not solve the problems and can lead to psychosis and violent behaviour amongst other things.

The other thing that is bad is care in the community.  These schemes do not suit everyone and Elizabeth was very wrongly placed.  I also believe that she has been misdiagnosed but is very ill because of the drugs themselves.

 

 

 

  

The campaign by Occupy London who organised a huge demonstration in the City today is pretty much along the same lines as mine.  If there was fairness in society then it would not be necessary to stage such protests but I have to say that I was impressed by the way this was organised and by the friendliness and helpfullness of people attending towards my similar cause.   The similarities lie in money and greed and a Government out of touch with what society needs.  There is much unemployment and much poverty and a Government who does not care and thinks nothing of spending a fortune on wars.   If this Government only took an interest in the apalling state of mental health care that would be wonderful but instead they choose not to respond to my letters time and time again and do NOTHING.  Anyway I am very grateful to those who signed my petition whilst I attended the protest organised by Occupy London.  I am told I need at least 500 signatures .  Anyway I have a long way to go before I get that many but it is a start – I had to cut short my visit there as I had to be at the hospital.  However I am posting my petition on this site so anyone please feel free to add your names to this.  I intend to gain more signatures on a week by week basis and working in Central London is very handy for this purpose. 

 I brought along to show people more of the interesting information I have obtained including DVDs and books.  There is one very interesting one called “The Marketing of Madness – there is no money in normal”  How true.   Dr Tracy has also supplied me with a lot of interesting cds.  I only wish that I had known about how harmful these drugs were in the first instance. 

 I met some interesting people at the demonstration and one lady mentioned about a sanctury for animals – I told her how the hospital was – not fit for animals where my daughter is currently.  I do not like the huge high fences and prison like atmosphere.  It is truly shocking.

However, I also met a journalist who seemed quite interested and I would be willing to give publicity in the hope that things get improved.  It is not just for my daughter but for many others who have noone to speak up for them.   

I had to cut short my visit unfortunately as I had to go to visit  my daughter and to allow enough time as many train lines were affected by engineering works today and my car has now been written off by the looks of things and I had to get another one but spotted a nice car near to where my daughter is in hospital.

 

Tomorrow the younger daughter who one was so desperately ill and now on top of the world thanks to me getting her off anti-psychotics is flying out to Venice to work for 6 months on a luxury cruise liner.

 

The rest of the family gained the support of my daughter to see the medical files as we just do not know what is going on and noone is prepared to discuss anything with you unless you have signed consent which I have obtained.

 

Tomorrow I will go again to the hospital to visit as Elizabeth wants to go to the cinema.

Just received the bad news my car cannot be fixed and is a write off thanks to an incompetent garage.  This is a problem to me right now as getting to see Elizabeth is a long and awkward journey and travelling takes most of the time.

Did not visit on Saturday but on Sunday the weather was cold and raining – not like summertime.

I did not arrive that early but we made the most of the time together and went to a very nice gym – a  branch of one I used to belong to in the local area to where I live.  We were not allowed to use the facilities but the allowed us in to speak to the membership team as I thought such a membership would be very god for Elizabeth – that is of course when she is allowed out again.   Time passed quickly and on the way back I spotted a very nice car for sale however do not know what to do for sure about this as although it is reasonably price considering the condition it is costly to run.  Said I would let them know this week but may go without a car for a while and save more towards it.

It was late by the time I got home and I was exhausted.

 

Bank Holiday Monday – again visited but got there a bit earlier this time.  We went into a lovely town where there was an abundance of beautiful shops.  On the way back Elizabeth was showing signs of distress and she was feeling unwell with flu light symptoms earlier on as well.  This made me furious as none of this would have happened had she not been put on all these terrible drugs – all of which are FDA approved yet extremely dangerous.  Despite me writing to the FDA several times about Seroquel they still carry on allowing it to be marketed.  Olanzapine is another and Clozapine.   They are allowed on the market to profit the drugs companies/pharmaceutical industry whilst Governments like the British Government turn a blind eye. 

 

On leaving the hospital which is like “prison” I spoke briefly to another patient who is allowed out alone and said simply “are you happy here” to which he replied “no.”   That says it all.

When I got back I was up late writing all these letters –  The Government clearly cannot care less however Prince Charles has recently given a good speach about health professionals having more empathy towards patients.  I commend him on this and I decided to write to him and other Royal Family members.   With a title “Royal” in front of the hospital I do not think my daughter’s care lives up to this title as she has come there to have a drug-free assessment and now they are not doing things properly and I can never accept their conclusion.  I just want her moved away from this awful dumping ground of NHS care.

Worst was still to come……………………

This week we have lost our beloved kitten thanks to someone staying with us just letting him out and we have not yet got a cat door put in.  I slept downstairs on the settee in the hope he would reappear but to no avail.  I am absolutely devasted about this.  The car does not matter but Fluffy does and I had just spent money on having pictures done of him at a photographers.  I am gutted and so are the rest of the family. 

  

 

 

Friday I attended a meeting which was a waste of time as the main issue is medication and I got nowhere.  The psychiatrist sat there smiling smugly when I complained at the harmful drug Olanzapine that he had switched Elizabeth to – the pharmacist was also smiling until I commented.  The meeting was a complete disaster and came to an abrupt halt by with the threat of me being escorted off the premises by security.  That was of course following my comments to appoint solicitors of course.

Dr Ann Blake Tracy commented in an email words to the effect of it being a sick game that he is playing, knowing full well that switching drugs is bound to cause someone’s behaviour to go off the rails, leading to sanctions and more control by him. 

My one hope is the solicitors currently involved.   What abuse that is going on in the UK! – a so called expert who cannot prove the cause and what the mental illness is as there are no scientific tests to do this – this expert in turn ignores a patient’s cries for help who has been complaining so many times of severe side effects.  He then goes on to prescribe yet another useless drug and one of the worst that she has been on before.  Professor David Healy has cited this drug as one of the worst in cases of suicide and it is also bad for weight gain.  There are Professors attached to this hospital who do not deserve the title “Royal” in my opinion yet with all this expertise they cannot withdraw my daughter safely from Seroquel and do things completely wrong so that it is bound to fail.   There is no way I can accept their diagnoses as the leading professor did promise a drug-free period. 

Dr Tracy says it is like switching from Coke to Pepsi and any change and mixing of drugs can cause adverse behaviour. 

 

 

The title speaks for itself and is very true.  This is where they send people to as a very last resort.  It is a place where they switch medications and further their experimentations and against a patient’s wishes (as in the case of Elizabeth) – that is despite signing a declaration to say “no further experimentation”.

At Cambion 4 Star Wards set up by a former acute patient – this sounds ideal and is on offer under my NHS trust although they have refused to provide it.  Now I just want her out of this hospital where the main emphasis is on drugs.

The Royal Bethlem Hospital is set in beautiful grounds in a very nice area.  It has good facilities such as community hall, swimming pool, art and crafts centre.  You do not see this under the local hospital care.  However, since Elizabeth’s admission for a “drug free” period as promised by the leading Professor attached to this hospital, the first thing that was offered to her was the dreadful drug Clozapine which she has refused on several occasions.   Following this the Consultant Psychiatrist went ahead against my wishes and reduced her by 150mg off the Seroquel – then he  mixed this with Olanzapine which has the highest rate of suicide and linked to law suits in the States and Professor David Healy identified this high risk in suicide in his research. 

I am apalled at what they are doing at this so called specialist hospital and have had to complain about the care.   When someone clearly wishes to come off prescribed drugs and has multiple diagnoses, when the drugs clearly do not work and noone can give scientific proof as to a diagnosis then what right do these doctors have to prescribe harmful drugs leading to long term health problems and against a patient’s wishes when that patient has signed a declaration stating no more scientific experimentation.

The Maudsley Royal Bethlem Hospital does not live up to its name.  “Its all about Clozapine here” said the lead nurse.   The ~Consultant Psychiatrist sat there at the meeting today smugly smiling along with the psychologist until I commented and that took the smile off her face instantly.   It was a waste of a precious day holiday from work and I got very upset at the meeting and had with me a close family friend.  The Consultant Psychiatrist threatened to have me arrested by security staff and I was led downstairs by other members of staff.  The social worker is nice but certainly a doctor who smiles and a psychologist likewise are not professional in their approach and especially in the way they choose not to listen to a patient’s wishes and to ignore the declarations I have sent them as regards the safety of what they are doing.  None have been returned signed and this says it all. 

 

I am extremely upset with this hospital that they are not doing what the Professor said and therefore cannot possibly give an accurate assessment.   Nothing was done properly as to take someone off such a steep amount of any drug leads to imbalance of behaviour and then the patient is punished by being put on a section and then being allowed out for only 3 hrs.  This meant that my visits were restricted and I had to get cabs back to the hospital as I was threatened I would be arrested if she was late.

 

THIS IS CARE?   THIS IS NOT CARE IN A SO CALLED CIVILISED COUNTRY AT ALL.   IT IS DIGUSTING ABUSE AND SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED.  THE HOSPITAL DOES NOT DESERVE THE TITLE OF “ROYAL”.  IT IS WRONG TO TREAT VULNERABLE PATIENTS IN THIS WAY AND MANY HAVE NO RELATIVES AND MANY HAVE NO VISITORS TO BACK THEM BUT I BELIEVE IN FIGHTING AND IF SOMETHING IS WRONG YOU SHOULD SPEAK OUT ABOUT IT AND I BELIEVE IT IS AGAINST GOD THAT SUCH VULNERABLE AND WEAKENED PATIENTS ARE UNDER THE CONTROL OF PSYCHIATRISTS WHO CANNOT EVEN PROVE SCIENTIFICALLY WHAT CAUSES A MENTAL ILLNESS.

DR TRACY GIVES BRILLIANT ADVICE ON HER WEBSITE www.drugawareness.org and the new private psychiatrist that I appointed is an Orthomolecular Psychiatrist and this should be offered as a choice for patients under the NHS whose care is all about drugs when a patient complains about serious side effects the NHS ignore the complaints.

 

Now I am having to get solicitors involved – this is CARE UNDER THE NHS EVEN AT A TOP LEADING HOSPITAL – IT IS ALL THE SAME HOWEVER WHY IS THE OTHER THINGS ON OFFER AT MAUDSLEY NOT GIVEN TO LOCAL ACUTE WARDS.

 

THE BEST SOLUTION IS CAMBION FOUR STAR WARDS THAT OFFER EVERYTHING THAT THE MAUDSLEY HAVE TO OFFER BUT MORE.  ON THESE WARDS PATIENTS ARE TREATED WITH RESPECT AND NOT LIKE PRISONERS.

 

AT EARTH HOUSE IN AMERICA PATIENTS ARE TREATED AGAIN WITH RESPECT AND CONSIDERATION AND ARE CALLED STUDENTS RATHER THAN PATIENTS.   THIS IS THE KIND OF CARE I WANT TO SEE IN THIS COUNTRY NOT JUST DRUG PUSHING AS THE DRUGS SIMPLY DO NOT WORK AND A STUDY BY DR MALCOLM BOWERS OF YALE UNIVERSITY CITES HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE GOING PSYCHOTIC ON THESE DRUGS AND THAT SAYS IT ALL. 

 

I BELIEVE IT IS THE DRUGS THEMSELVES THAT ARE CAUSING THE PROBLEMS WITH ELIZABETH AND COMING OFF THEM YOU NEED HELP AND THERE IS NO HELP – NOONE WANTS TO KNOW ONCE YOU ARE LABELLED WITH A CONDITION TO WHICH THERE IS NO SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER.  

DOCTORS HAVE FAR TOO POWER AND REVEL IN IT – THEY ARE ABUSING VULNERABLE PATIENTS AND SO ARE THE TEAMS INVOLVED AS THEIR JOBS AND SALARIES DEPEND ON IT.

 

MAY GOD GIVE JUSTICE ONE DAY TO THE PEOPLE SUFFERING LIKE MY DAUGHTER UNDER THE CONTROL OF PSYCHIATRY.

   

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