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 Whats wrong with me?
I had really bad anxiety and depression for 2 years but this year after a therapist helped me online using a therapy called Emotional Freedom technique, I started to feel a lot better but I also ...

I have a mega problem, recently i have begun to smell badly of b.o like the other night i washed my uniform and the day after, it smelt AGAIN! i dont do any running around and the room is never ...

 Help! Son has overdosed and I don't know what to do.?
My son has just come downstairs looking completely out of it with '3200mg ibuprofen, 2 alka seltzer, 2 metoclopramide' written on his arm. He collapsed. I don't know what to do?! I'...

 Do you think depression is a disease of seeing too much reality and losing your grip on fantasy?
Or is it a disease of seeing too much fantasy and losing your grip on reality? Amanda my dear - I'm afraid that is only a THEORY concocted to take the heat off the fact that modern day society ...

 want to self harm when i don't take my pills?
i take anti depressants but sometimes am a bit forgetful with them. i've not taken them for 2 days and i have the urge to cut myself now (not done that for ages). does that mean that self harm ...

 can anyone share thier experiance on Citalopram please ?
I have been prescribed 20mg a day for depression but i have also been against medication and looking at the side affects on the packet it has made my veiw even worse. if any one can share their ...

 My girlfriend says I'm autistic. I'm not even sure how to spell it?
She says I'm clearly intelligent, but I appear to have a part of my brain disconnected. The part that deals with compassion and emotions. Has anyone else dealt with this?...

 I want to kill my dad so bad?
I have no idea why but i truly hate my dad, everything he does p*sses me off and i wish he would drop dead to the ground. i get incredibly strong urges to beat him to death or strangle him or ...

 Does any one know If you can go to the doctors about your partner. He has bipolar disorder.?
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 My bro has started an adult relationship with some one with downs syndrome, is it right?
He is 27, she is 23 (mentally 10) and they seem happy together. We don't have anything against anyone with Down Syndrome but this still leaves a bad taste in the mouth of everyone who knows ...

 how can i cure my depression/anxiety issues? desperate.?
hi just wondered if anybody had any advice on how to help beat depression/anxiety issues. Every night at bedtime i start having an anxiety attack for no apparent reason and i am also suffering with ...

 Please i need someone to talk to, or to distract me...self harmers only please!?
i'm goin mad! i really need to cut right now...i'm not feeling upset or anything i'm just feeling stressed, panicking about going back to school tomorrow (scared of people) i just feel ...

 If you're having visual hallucinations without use of drugs or booze what do you think is causing it?
Mostly spiders and lights!!...

 why is my girlfriend always so sleepy, she's only 29 but is always ready to sleep!?

 Is it possible to worry yourself to death?
I worry about so much - I even worry about things that haven't happened yet and probably won't even happen. Is it possible to worry yourself to death? Because that's what I'm ...

 What does it mean when people are saying they can hear voices and can see things that arnt there?
they can hear voices telling them they are useless and they should cut them selfs and kill them ...

 honesty is the best policy, but surely faking happiness better than showing depression?
i have had depression for a few years, i see psychiatrist every two weeks, on medication the main problem now is i am not enjoying anything i am constantly faking happiness i dont feel happy I AM ABS...

 What should I do?! The toaster is talking to me?
Pls help. :-(...

 What Is Happening To Me??!!!?
Ok for the the last year I have been having some weird experiences and I'm now coming to the conclusion that I am mentally insane. I have visual and auditory hallucinations such as I thought the ...

 Poll: How are you feeling right now? What you up to?
I am soooooooo bored and cannot sleep as its to hot!...

Do padded cells still exist in psychiatric units?
If so, are they used very often? If not, what's the alternative for preventing inmates harming themselves?

Andy T
i think so - in order to best protect the person incarcerated within

Yes they do. They also use high doses of anti-psychotics to make someone lose consciousness.

Little Miss Berry
In the UK Psychiatric hospitals they are called 'Seclusion Rooms'. If a person has required C & R (control and restraint) they are often put in a seclusion room to have sedatives administered.

I've been to two different NHS psychiatric hospitals in London, four times, and I have never seen a padded cell, or arm/leg restraints. I have schizophrenia and have been restrained countless times while in hospital. Their approach for me was to put me on a bed on my front, and have four nurses pin me down to the bed with their own physical strength, and later intervene with i.m. lorazepam (sedative injection into a muscle). However, on the first 3 admissions, I was under 18 and so in an adolescent ward. I suppose that they have different approaches there. However, when I went the fourth time, I was just over 18, so I was in an adult ward. Still, they had the same approach. I've never been in seclusion though, because I was far too dangerous. I've been to a secure unit before, and they used physical strength and the i.m. too. In fact the rooms that I have been restained in have concrete walls, which I find strange.

Yes they do I saw one when a friend of mine was on a 72 hour hold. This lady was going nut so, screaming kicking etc. And this was in the straight jacket but she could still jump around. It was a room with nothing in it but padded walls & floor so no one could hurt themself why the drugs were kicking in.

ooh i hope so,

Yes, but they're not called "cells"! They have mats on the floor and on the walls.

yes have seen the one at the QE in birmingham for myself

Psychiatric units often have one or two, but they don't use them often. It is better than using strait jackets. Most places don't use strait jackets anymore. Usually they just give them sedatives or 24 hour supervision. The other way to prevent harming behavior is to take away any possible tools for harming, but patients can be very creative. They will even use toilet paper to hurt themselves, so you still have to keep a close eye on them.

yes they call them quiet rooms and when we misbehave we get put in a strait jacket and locked inside so we can scream all we want without interferring with others or bothering the doctors and nurses, until out medication takes affect

no these days and for some time medication takes over from any 'padded cell' there are still isolation rooms for those patients in a deep psychotic state.such as catatonia,and violent psychotic episodes.patients need a place to rest and get back some dignity.medication helps that process.

They do have padded cells in certain hospitals. I worked in a mental hospital and there were a couple of the rooms that had padding on the walls to prevent the patients from injuring themselves.

course they do

Scott Bull
Yup, they do, most hospitals also have at least a few padded rooms too, (I was placed in one once when I was having a violent Epileptic seizure), not that it mattered either way, during a seizure I don't feel pain. Most units also have arm and leg restraints, and also sedatives too, though the humanity and civility of many of these methods is questionnable.

Dave S
Yes they do. The only other alternative is physical restraints or medication.

I have no idea but Id guess so.

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