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Fort Lauderdale Hospital - 2 Reviews - 1601 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL - Hospitals & Other Medical Facilities Reviews - Phone (954) 463-4321

Fort Lauderdale Hospital

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1601 E Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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(954) 463-4321
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Fort Lauderdale Hospital - Fort Lauderdale, FL

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You will be treated like trash in this place. I asked about my informed consent like it sais on the patient bill of rights and was ignored. It looks like this:\r \r I, the under...

Denied informed consent to treatment 2/28/2012

You will be treated like trash in this place. I asked about my informed consent like it sais on the patient bill of rights and was ignored. It looks like this:\r \r I, the undersigned, understand that I am about to be prescribed one or more drugs by Dr. __________________.\r \r The drug(s) I am to be prescribed is (are) the following: \r ____________________.\r ____________________.\r \r I understand that a DSM-IV diagnostic label has been assigned to me, based on my doctor's (and perhaps also on other people's) subjective judgment of my speech, manner, and behavior during our meeting, which lasted approximately _____ minutes. \r \r I understand that although my doctor says that I am sick or that I have a treatable illness or disease, he or she is just using a figure of speech and cannot establish, with any test or procedure known to medical science that I in fact ""have"" the ""illness"" implied by the diagnostic label.\r \r Indeed, I am aware that although medical opinion may now hold that a ""chemical imbalance,"" a ""brain abnormality,"" or some physical problem ""underlies"" or ""produces"" my distress or suffering, no objective information (through lab tests, scans, etc.) concerning the state of my body has been obtained in order to arrive at a DSM-IV diagnosis. If, by chance, such information has been obtained for that purpose, I understand that this information plays no role whatsoever in fulfilling any criteria for any DSM-IV diagnosisor diagnoses that I have been given by my physician except perhaps for diagnoses related to drug-induced disorders such as tardive dyskinesia.\r \r I understand that the drug I am about to take cannot restore any of my physical or psychological functions ""back to normal."" Rather, the drug is expected to produce many new mental and physical symptoms, which might help make my original complaints seem less disturbing for a while.\r \r I have been informed, if I am prescribed a neuroleptic drug such as Haldol or Risperdal and if I take it regularly for a few years, that I have at least a 30% chance over the next 5 years of developing tardive dyskinesia, a possibly irreversible disorder characterized by abnormal involuntary movements of my face or other body parts. I have been informed that I may also suffer from other acute or chronic movement problems, such as parkinsonism, akathisia, and dystonia, and their associated unpleasant mental states.\r \r I have been informed that if I am prescribed lithium, I do not have a ""lack"" of lithium in my body, nor can such a ""lack"" be demonstrated by any existing test. I understand that the blood tests that I will undergo regularly will be for the sole purpose of determining just how much lithium has been introduced into my bloodstream and whether this could produce toxic symptoms, since, as a result of the mental dullness that lithium is expected to produce, I will be in no position to recognize some of these toxic symptoms.\r \r I understand that the drug is likely to provoke various unpleasant effects when I stop taking it, especially if I stop too suddenly. I understand that although withdrawal reactions are systematically ignored in psychiatric drug treatment or research, they might represent the worst part of my whole drug-taking episode. I further understand that these reactions will often closely resemble the original symptoms for which the drug was prescribed to me, and are likely to be taken for a return of these symptoms (a ""relapse""), rather than for withdrawal effects. I realize that my doctor or the researcher is likely to interpret these reactions as a sign that my ""illness"" is chronic and that my drug is ""effective."" more

Fort Lauderdale Hospital 7/29/2011

First things first . If a loved one is calling you from this sadistic Hell-Hole saying please get me out of here, do it. This place IS Abusive. My ""Crime"" was to get sick from drinking vodka and needed detox, That is how I became imprisoned at ""Fort Lauderdale Hospital"". My stay started with the door locked behind me, I realized this when I went to go out for a smoke so I could focus on the intake paperwork... TO Late I was to be anouther victom of these sick people who run this place. Your intake includes a ""BODY CHECK"" by this rubber glove pervert who gets off on his power. He tells me ""SQUAT AND COUGH"" I attempt to refuse such discusting treatment and am told to comply or things ""could get rough"" so its NAKED and SQUAT AND COUGH.\r The next day I am accused of mental illness, coerced medication is part of the program. 800mg seraquel, trileptal (some ""mood stablizer"" and haldol 20 mg. ""Mouth Checks"" Thats for patients who dont know or are afraid to refuse toxic amounts of CHEMICAL RESTRAINTS. \r I will never forget at dinner when this young woman refused an ""order"" to sit down and said ""no I want a salad, I didnt get a salad"" was forcible grabbed and removed. I will never forget her screams of terror as she is dragged to the elevator and then pinned in the back of the elevator forarm across the chest by this sick sadistic control freak. No female actor in any horror movie could replicate a real life terror screams like I heard in real life as this young woman was assaulted. \r As for me ""refusal to take meds is a symtom of my illness"" DSM IV Whats my illness? intellegence? compassion for others? Alcoholism, ya. \r Do not send your loved one to this place ! more
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