A man diagnosed with bipolar disorder who is currently on anti-anxiety medication says he can’t remember much about his time in a mental hospital.
The 52-year-old man, who asked to remain anonymous, told Bloomberg News that he was locked in a psychiatric ward for four months, which he believes was caused by mental illness.
The man, whose name has been withheld for security reasons, said he began to lose his memory when he was released in early January.
He said he saw his parents for the first time in seven years, but said he did not see them again until June.
He said he had been treated for depression and anxiety by doctors and that the medication he was on did not help him.
He added that he never told his parents about his mental health condition and has never had a history of substance abuse.
He described himself as a recovering addict who has spent time in jail twice before, once in 2011 and again in 2015.
He had been in and out of prison in the past, but this was the first one that was severe enough to keep him in the hospital for a month and a half.
The reason he was in a facility for a full month was because he was taking anti-depressants, according to the man.
The man said he was kept in isolation for three days after his release, when he said he started to feel unwell.
He told Bloomberg that he has not talked to his family since the incident.
The hospital referred questions about the man’s mental health to the U.S. Department of Justice.
In an interview with Bloomberg, the man said that while he had a long history of mental health problems, he did nothing wrong.
He described the hospital as an appropriate facility for him and his wife, who he said is also a recovering heroin addict.
The woman who took him in has been diagnosed with a bipolar disorder and is on an anti-psychotic medication, according.
She is also on antipsychotics and has tried to get help at a clinic.
The hospital’s management has not returned requests for comment from Bloomberg.