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Explores the theoretical and practical implications of confidentiality and disclosure for professionals working with people who have mental health problems. The work outlines the theoretical, ethical, legal and professional issues which underpin decisions about confidentiality. The contributors draw from their practical experience of a range of professional contexts including adolescent forensic psychiatry, criminal law, secure forensic psychiatry, child protection, community psychiatry and social work. This topical volume should enable professionals, academics and policy makers to meet both the needs of clients and the demands of society through a responsible understanding of the significance of confidentiality and disclosure.