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Adam 1980

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Hi, I'm just wondering if people who have been in a psychiatric hospital could answer a few questions for me.

1) What happens if you refuse to participate in the group therapy?

2) What happens if you act aloof and ignore all the other patients including those that are in the same ward as you and only speak to the doctors, nurses, etc?

3) What happens if you refuse to eat any food or have any medication?

Thanks.
 
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I just wonder, what would be the point of hospital if you are going to refuse all of the above?
 
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Hi, I'm just wondering if people who have been in a psychiatric hospital could answer a few questions for me.

1) What happens if you refuse to participate in the group therapy?

2) What happens if you act aloof and ignore all the other patients including those that are in the same ward as you and only speak to the doctors, nurses, etc?

3) What happens if you refuse to eat any food or have any medication?

Thanks.
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I didn't have to have group therapy, if you refuse to eat and take medication the Drs will get a court order and will force you.
If you refuse meds they forcibly inject you. Will put a feeding tube in.
Please try to work with the staff.
The other patients won't like you if you ignore them.
You will be kept in longer if you refuse everything.
Take care
 
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I just wonder, what would be the point of hospital if you are going to refuse all of the above?
I wasn't meaning necessarily all of them which is why I asked all of them separately.

Hi,
I didn't have to have group therapy, if you refuse to eat and take medication the Drs will get a court order and will force you.
If you refuse meds they forcibly inject you. Will put a feeding tube in.
Please try to work with the staff.
The other patients won't like you if you ignore them.
You will be kept in longer if you refuse everything.
Take care
Hello, I was asking on my friend's behalf. He's going to be put into a psychiatric hospital soon and is very aloof and can be stubborn. He's told me he will work the doctors, nurses, etc but he has no want to speak to the other patients. Could this cause any problems for him?

For example, if he cooperates with all of the staff and eats and takes his medication but refuses to even say "hello" to any other patient, will he be kept in longer? Do you think it could cause a concern for his safety with regards to other patients?
 
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Hi,
He can be on his own if he wants, they probably wouldn't keep him in longer for not talking to other patients.
Hope he's okay, glad he has a friend.
Take care
 
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Hi,
He can be on his own if he wants, they probably wouldn't keep him in longer for not talking to other patients.
Hope he's okay, glad he has a friend.
Take care
Do you mean he can request to be in a room on his own?

I was always under the impression that it's just the same as hospital wards where there will be 6-10 different people in the same ward.

Have you ever come across anyone in any of the wards you have been that never spoke to anyone?
 
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Idk I was a good little pill popper when I was in the ward.
 
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From my experience if you refuse to participate in group they put you in stabilization (also know as stabe) If you refuse meds they'll put you in stabe. If you refuse food they'll put you in stabe. Its the only real authority they have over you in there. Our ward was next door to stabe. The doors were locked of course but you could look thru the door. Everyone in there were doped up to their eyeballs on God knows what. It looked like staring into a scene from the walking dead. Zombies dragging their feet and walking at a pace of 0.001 miles per hour. I'm in the US so things are a little different here. In my state if a doctor deems you ill and you're refusing meds they can administer them without your consent without getting a court order. The only thing that scared me was that they can give you ECT without your consent if they deem it medically necessary to stabilize you.
 
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From my experience if you refuse to participate in group they put you in stabilization (also know as stabe) If you refuse meds they'll put you in stabe. If you refuse food they'll put you in stabe. Its the only real authority they have over you in there. Our ward was next door to stabe. The doors were locked of course but you could look thru the door. Everyone in there were doped up to their eyeballs on God knows what. It looked like staring into a scene from the walking dead. Zombies dragging their feet and walking at a pace of 0.001 miles per hour. I'm in the US so things are a little different here. In my state if a doctor deems you ill and you're refusing meds they can administer them without your consent without getting a court order. The only thing that scared me was that they can give you ECT without your consent if they deem it medically necessary to stabilize you.
Hello,

What about if someone is sharing a ward with other patients and they refuse to mix with the other people? They consider others not worth talking to, basically.

I've read that it's the same in the UK when it comes to medication, a person will receive it whether they want to or not.
 
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a lot of nutters are snobbish that way, it's common
 
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The ward I was on had individual rooms, patients can stay in their rooms.
However it does help to mix with other patients.
 
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It's strange, but back in the days I was an inpatient my symptoms were much more florid, but I was a lot more sociable. I made friends on the ward. I also took my meds. I was largely ignorant about the illness, did not know what psychosis even meant.

When I was first prescribed antipsychotics, I got mad because I thought they were labelling me a psycho.
 
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I didn't know they were allowed to administer ECT without consent, ever. That is scary.

When I was in hospital (it was a private wing for plain people) it was actually a pretty relaxed atmosphere. They very much encouraged socializing and if you stayed in your room too much they'd try to entice you out for activities. The rooms housed two patients each. I don't remember that anyone refused to take meds - med time was about the highlight of our day. There were a few who didn't want to participate in group. Everyone had to go, but if they wanted to sit silent unless asked a question, that was up to them. There was one girl who refused to eat. After a couple of days they moved her up to the main ward. I don't know what happened to her there.
 
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They keep you longer. Most of the time they will Keep you for as long as your insurance will Pay. I was in the hospital and a woman that did all those things you stated was in for months until her insurance wouldn't pay anymore.
 
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He has to be somewhat social and participate to a small degree or they will just keep him longer. That's what they do.. when you are t compliant they keep you as long as they can and when you are compliant they still keep you longer than necessary.
 
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