After cursing at a professor during a Spanish final, former Columbia-Juilliard student Oren Ungerleider was involuntarily committed to St. Luke’s Hospital and kept there against his will for 30 days. When he arrived at St. Luke’s, Ungerleider was interviewed by a series of psychiatrists, and he refused to answer their questions. When he tried to leave, three doctors tackled him and forcibly injected him with the drug Haldol. Doctors medicated him against his will and kept him in containment. Although he asked to leave repeatedly over the course of his month-long hospitalization, Ungerleider was not allowed to. His twin brother, also a Columbia student, tried to check Oren out of the hospital, but doctors would not release him.
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