- Jan 3, 2021
At the age of 21 I went into mental meltdown. I had convinced myself that my thoughts were being read by a satellite or computer and that the IRA were on the verge of killing me and my family. Over the following months I went through a whole series of delusions of persecution and grandiosity. Aged 22 I was admitted to the local psych ward and given the drug chlorpromazine aka largactil. also know as liquid cosh. That night whilst falling asleep I had bizarre out of body experiences and thought I was shortly to be murdered. It was terrifying. Looking back I have to say that the drug did the trick. I fell asleep and some up feeling a lot better and seeking out the companionship of others on the ward. I hadn't been cured but I was back in some sort of reality. Thank heavens for antipsychotics.