Monthly Archives: June 2012

TODAY IS…

Bipolar Awareness Day   Wednesday 27 June 2012   Advertisements

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Carers Week 2012

It was Carers Week 2012  18-24 June. The theme this year was “In Sickness and in Health”. The question asked of Carers was…how much does your caring role impact on your health and wellbeing? Are you worried that the cuts … Continue reading

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Automatic referrals and CTO patients

Automatic referrals and CTO patients   The Secretary of State may refer a case to the tribunal at any time. The hospital managers must refer to the tribunal the case of any CTO patient:   who has not made any … Continue reading

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Aarvold

Graham Young was born in Neasden, north London. He was fascinated from a young age by poisons and their effects. In 1961 at 14 he started to test poisons on his family, enough to make them violently ill. He amassed large quantities … Continue reading

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mens rea,

A fundamental principle of Criminal Law is that a crime consists of both a mental and a physical element. Mens rea, a person’s awareness of the fact that his or her conduct is criminal, is the mental element, and actus reus, the act … Continue reading

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Non compos mentis

Non compos mentis is a term meaning ‘not of sound mind’. Non compos mentis derives from the Latin non meaning “not”,compos meaning “having (command of)”, and mentis (genitive singular of mensCompos mentis (of a composed mind).

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Care in the Community

World war one brought proof of mental health being affected by the environment.  Shell-shock was identified which led to Freudianism gaining popularity and neurosis becoming a focus for study and research.  Unfortunately, although there was a general concern for patients … Continue reading

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