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Would I be put in hospital?

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Lon098

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I jokingly said to my sister that I need to paint a pentagram on my wall...

My sister said we'll put you back in hospital, and my mum agreed...

That made me wonder, what warrants being put in hospital? Saying weird things? Having delusions?

Also, I didn't think you could be put in hospital for religious beliefs?
 
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I think they were joking too :) laugh it off and get on with life !
 
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Also, I didn't think you could be put in hospital for religious beliefs?
I never mention my religious beliefs to mental health professionals. I learnt the hard way.
 
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Can I just not mention any of my beliefs to doctors? - Will they accept this?

My eyes were opened to the world of aliens, conspiracies, God and Satan....My doctors say I'm out of touch with reality...

I spend a lot of my time researching these sorts of things, and like to talk about them. But the doctors often ask, what I've been watching on TV, what I've been reading etc. They don't seem to like me spending my time researching aliens, demons etc.

Under what circumstances would I be put back into hospital in the above circumstance?

I thought a lot of people with schizophrenia have severe delusions and hallucinations all the time without being put in hospital OR given high(er) dosage of medication?

I'm also worried about being given high(er) amounts of antipsychotics if it seems my symptoms are increasing, what warrants an increase in medication?)
 
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I started looking up obituaries of people I thought I had harmed in some way or had died when I was ill and was told by the crisis team not to do it or go on Facebook.

They are probably equating this activity with you being ill.

When I was well I looked up a lot of conspiracy theories on the internet. If it's a conspiracy theory, you can't prove it. So no one knows if it's real or not. If that is making you ill then I would stop looking it up. If it isn't then there's no harm in it.

It's true that some peoples' beliefs manifest themselves in their psychosis. It all gets entangled and your thinking goes a bit off. So maybe they know you're not ill and are just trying to get you to avoid things that won't help if you are ill.

But there are some people who have psychotic beliefs they have never even considered. Some people suddenly become religious for example. So just because you haven't believed something in the past doesn't mean it won't get entangled in your psychosis.

You have to be a danger to yourself or others to be put in hospital. A danger to yourself can also mean self neglect. Just looking up conspiracy theories doesn't make you a danger to yourself or others. It's maybe how these beliefs may manifest themselves in a psychotic episode that may worry them. I don't know.

But they shouldn't be able to put you in hospital for that. If they do I would get an advocate who would get you a lawyer who could represent you at a tribunal if you are sectioned.

Best wishes. :hug1:
 
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The reason why I don't mention my religious beliefs to mental health professionals is because my beliefs are really important to me.

Religious beliefs don't go down well in mental health services though.

It is true that lots of people with schizophrenia don't go to hospital. This is because they are not a danger to other people or themselves.

That is only because it effects different people in different ways. It always affects different people in varying severities.

THey will put your medication up if you let them put you on it on the first place and it is not getting rid of your symptoms.


When you feel well enough, you could look into how schizophrenia effects different people. That might open your eyes a little. So you can be more self aware.
 
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