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Law Relating to Mental Health Tribunals

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ISBN13: 9780421483309
ISBN: 042148330X
Published: June 1998
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



This book provides an authoritative combination of legal and administrative practice and procedure and the operation of mental health tribunals (MHRTs). It includes:-

  • Case summaries of all important reported and unreported decisions
  • Explanatory chapter on medical terms and the interpretation of special investigations
  • Diagnostic guidelines for the major forms of mental disorder
  • Detailed guidance on preparation of cases
  • Important amendments made by the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997.

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Contents:
Legal definitions of mental disorder.
Detention and guardianship under Part II of the Mental Health Act 1983
Orders and directions under Part III.
After-care and supervision applications.
A tribunal's powers.
Tribunal procedure and practice.
Risk assessment and discharge planning.
The role of the authorised representative.
Assessing the presence of mental disorder
Classifying and diagnosing mental disorder.
Personality disorders, mood disorders, schizophrenia and related psychoses, organic disorders.
The Crime (Sentences) Act 1997.