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other reviewers have been kind. I found that laughter is labelled as 'manic', panic-attacks labelled 'psychotic' - indecisiveness = schizotypal. Ruining your life seems to be the outcome. I have not slept in a year since being condemned to the place. I was there for four months. I was a hoarder. I needed help with that. Not locking up. I lost everything I ever owned. I'm still very traumatised. It was 'One Flew Over he Cuckoos Nest' all over. The after-care was much better but they had no experience of phobias, everything seemed to be geared towards labeling and drugging. I am not badly behaved or at all 'out of control' I was simply in a mess and needed support. Instead I have aged twenty years, not slept in a year and lost all my worldly possessions. The hospital was packed, from psychiatrists to staff, with narcissism. Even 'nice' staff were narcissistic. Was that 'NLP' I wonder? (My view is that NLP seems to make a lot of professionals think it's productive to act like a bully) The staff in the hospital, the females, were often 'preening' and avoiding patients by sitting in front of computers - hardly any interaction Threats of restraint kept you taking the meds. 'We will send in a gang of big guys to hold you down if you don't, you won't like it' 'Nicer' staff inferred I was a 'tart'.. It was a prison sentence with warders, not nurses. They forced me out despite no treatment for agoraphobia (lifetime condition) I was distraught inside but very placid the entire four months I had to stay. It was prison. It was a relief when they were kind. What a shocking place, they should close this detention centre down. Please search 'anti-psychiatry UK' and you will see some more reality. I can't believe this sort of thing still happens. It nearly killed me. I'm still suffering, I don't think I will ever recover from it. I've been out since last year but only just been able to type/communicate properly again. Doesn't leave you with any faith in humanity. It's wrong to punish people who are suffering. I thought we'd closed places like this thirty years ago? Very depressed. The staff mainly assume you must be ignorant. They seem to equate mental-illness to stupidity? I am still in a state of shock, a year later. My life has been destroyed because of this.