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Psychosis assesment

Hello every one

I went to see a depresstion and anxiety counciler the other week and explained how I feel.

As I told him I some times feel trapped like a lion in a cage paceing up and down. I was talking in a metifor The counciler took it I thought was a lion trapped in a cage and sent me to the local hospital for a psychiatric assessment . The psychiatric nurse I seen understood what I meant and said there is not a problem. Has any body out there ever spent time in a psychiatric unit and what is it like as it really scares me to be hospitalised as I would feel really trapped I live in the uk and just wonderd if I'm frightening my self for nothing. I also get anxiety attacks that they have not belived me and are going to come to my home and put me in hospital.

Sorry to bring people down with this question but I'm so frightened and just need to talk.

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Thats sometimes what I feel like and I have actually been called a psycho because no body understood how I felt


I have had three stays in psychiatric hospitals. It's not fun, and the first day is really bad, but after that it gets much more comfortable and mellow. You will be uncomfortable for 12-14 hours, and then things will get much easier. You will likely be medicated, and since you'll be assessed every day, you will most likely be medicated well and correctly in a short period of time. This intensive assessment of your condition and your medication is the silver lining. Be as honest as you can about what you feel and experience. If you don't need to be there, the staff will see that quickly and you will be out in about 3 days. And if you haven't reported intentions to harm yourself or others, no one is coming to take you away.


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