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Sad Fact About Mental Illness

It’s just a sad fact about any mental illness that involves psychosis that in a majority of the time treatment must be forced upon the sufferer. In 2004 when I was psychotic in the mental hospital for ten days my parents forced treatment upon me and then made me live at home. The following year I started going psychotic (this time living at home) and again my parents took me to a psychiatrist and they gave me antipsychotics that brought me back down.

If I had been totally on my own and nobody forced treatment upon me I would probably be on the streets, in jail, or dead by now. I think modern psychology is disingenuous about autonomy in situations like this. People need to be forced to get treatment and stay on their medication when they get hospitalized.