Do you have any information on accurately portraying a modern-day psychiatric hospital environment? Are nurses able to adjust a patient's medication as needed, or is that something only a doctor can do? Also, what would actually happen if a patient had an outburst in a hospital setting? (I'd like to think that hospital staff would just pull the patient to the side so that they can talk through it and calm down instead of the drugs and restraints you see so much on tv/movies) Thanks in advance!
Tumblbud, you have come to the right place. I went to a psychiatric hospital in the summer of 2010.
[Content warning: This extremely long post is basically a breakdown of what I went through as a patient in an adult psychiatric institution. It is therefore limited to what I experienced firsthand and is further limited by my memory. I am going to be discussing depression, suicide, self-harm, medication, and the hospital environments in the medical hospital and in the psychiatric hospital I went to (interspersed with cute pictures of my dog to lighten the mood). This is rough stuff, if any of this may be triggering to you, please do not click. -Headless]