brian nicholson detained in psyschiatric unit with me cfs for 3 years

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Would you post a like? I'm not sure where to look.
Hi @Little Bluestem . Sorry to confuse you! Bohemian needs to post perhaps a paragraph of it for you as it was viewed behind the scenes. In essence, it makes the accusation that damaging CNS drugs have been and are being used needlessly, inappropriately and excessively to the extent that the prescribing doctor should be subject to criminal charges against him. The psych. just says his case is resistant to treatment and has stated that ME symptoms are a precusor of psychotic illness. ! (The psych. is a fruitloop, if you hadn't already released.) {'Fruitloop' is a euphemism of the century.}

We already have a letter from a professor prior to the first drug given warning the doctor in charge that if he gave the patient this drug it would (and this was put in capital letters): THIS COULD KILL THIS PATIENT. The drug was commenced a few days after the doctor received the letter.

I have the medical notes where a visiting locum raised a concern that B's white cell count was too low to be given the drug and she thought it needed to be discontinued. This was ignored.

I also have the emails from a doctor to me who tried to get B. out (he knew him well as had been his doctor) and he visited the doctor in charge who promised him that B. was about to be released and he agreed with the doctor that B. was not mentally ill. (The visiting doctor told me that just before, he had spoken with B. for two hours and elicited no sign of mental illness.) As soon as the doctor left, the psych. went into B and told him the exact opposite and added that not only did his own previous doctor agree that he was mentally ill but that he was increasing the dose of clozapine. He had told the previous doctor that he was about to wean him off it.

Since then B has accummulated a collection of nasty additional problems that are caused by heavy useage of anti-psychotics.

In case this psych. does serious harm or worse to B. this case is recorded in Hansard in Parliament.
 

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It would be hard for a person who has not had a complex chronic illness that has been denied by the health care system to believe that psychiatrists could behave so unethically.

But they do, and this behaviour is not an isolated incident or individual, what is happening to Bohemian is an example of institutionalized medical error and individualized medical abuse.

There should be criminal charges brought against the psychiatrist and the institution that propagates this harm.

I fear what @bohemian's life - and hope - would be like if not for the empathy and action of @Countrygirl
 

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It would be hard for a person who has not had a complex chronic illness that has been denied by the health care system to believe that psychiatrists could behave so unethically.

But they do, and this behaviour is not an isolated incident or individual, what is happening to Bohemian is an example of institutionalized medical error and individualized medical abuse.

There should be criminal charges brought against the psychiatrist and the institution that propagates this harm.

I fear what @bohemian's life - and hope - would be like if not for the empathy and action of @Countrygirl
I agree @ScottTriGuy with the first part of your post, but at the end you are giving me too much credit. I wish I could wave a magic wand for Bohemian, but I can't.
 

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@bohemian has asked me to let you know that he has been diagnosed with Serotonin Syndrome and Parkinsonian Syndrome as a result of the number of anti-psychotics he has been taking.
I recall he was also diagnosed with a stroke a few years ago, which, if I recall correctly, was also a side-effect of the drugs they were giving him.
 

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I agree @ScottTriGuy with the first part of your post, but at the end you are giving me too much credit. I wish I could wave a magic wand for Bohemian, but I can't.
Yeah but knowing that someone is doing their best to try to help can make a big difference to how a person can feel. You supporting him is a big thing.