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The use of the Mental Health Act in learning disabilities

  • Yan Kon (a1) and Nick Bouras (a1)
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Psychiatrists in learning disabilities in the South-East Thames Region were asked to fill in questionnaires on the last five patients they had sectioned in an attempt to describe current practice in their usage of the Mental Health Act (1983). Clients tended to be sectioned under the category of mental impairment and were mainly young males with violent behaviour. Treatment of mental illness was less of a problem.

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BJPsych Bulletin
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  • EISSN: 1472-1473
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The use of the Mental Health Act in learning disabilities

  • Yan Kon (a1) and Nick Bouras (a1)
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