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The Aftermath of the Mental Health Act 1983: Some Preliminary Impressions

  • T. W. Fenton (a1)
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A survey of the views of consultant psychiatrists concerning possible difficulties for the practising clinician in the early aftermath of the Mental Health Act 1983 is presented. The number of consultant psychiatrists written to was 118 and the breakdown of responses was as follows: 37 of 79 general psychiatrists replied; 4 of 8 psychogeriatricians replied; 2 of 9 consultant adolescent psychiatrists replied; 2 of 4 forensic psychiatrists replied; and 5 of 18 consultants in mental handicap replied. The letter asked eight questions concerning specific aspects of the Act and invited any comment.

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This article is based on a paper presented at the Spring 1984 meeting of the Midlands Division of the College.

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The Aftermath of the Mental Health Act 1983: Some Preliminary Impressions

  • T. W. Fenton (a1)
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