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I had a overnight stay at a hospital because I accidentally took an extra Wellbutrin and developed a brief psychosis which cleared completely the next day. I haven't ever used drugs and no police involvement other than this 911 call I made and 1came with medics. Anyone who asked I always said, no I didn't want to hurt myself, no history of it. While I was psychotic crisis team evaluated me and I revealed some embarrassing things - I couldn't give informed consent to such an interview. Should'nt they have spoken to my health care proxy instead of me - next day it felt like such an invasion of privacy. Should'nt the md have said, given the evidence, lets wait for interview tomorrow and see if she clears
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Hi again, first, I am please to know that you are okay. I know that was a very scary experience to go through and that you felt and were indeed very vulnerable. I can understand your feeling that your privacy was invaded and that you were taken advantage of in your psychotic state; however, the crisis team did need to interview you, not your medical proxy, to evaluate your condition. You need not worry about having revealed embarrassing things to them because your medical history is protected by HIPPA Laws and cannot be shared with anyone without your consent. I will also tell you that when people are psychotic they most always say things as you did, the crisis team is used to and expects that and I am sure the did not judge you. I hope this helps ease you mind. Chat back if you have any questions. I am leaving the site for dinner but will reply when I return. If we do not chat again, I wish you all the best, ***** ***** Eleanor