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I believe that this was a terrible abuse of power!!. I would suggest that you contact the state licensing agency to file a complaint against the staff and against the institution. Beyond that I would definitely contact a malpractice attorney. From what you describe they should be held liable for both malpractice and punitive damages so this does not happen to anyone else. I can definitely state that this was totally inappropriate and sorry you had to go through this horrific experience. This answer is from a mental health professsional's stand point not an attorney.
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