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Law, Mental Health, and Impulsive Patients

  • David Reisen

Abstract

In recent years a number of factors have coalesced to intensify the interaction of law and mental health, and much of this activity has revealed the complexity of several important issues facing both the legal and the psychiatric professions. Salient reasons promoting this interaction emerge from some current social trends and their concomitant facts: increasing numbers of persons have used and will continue to come into contact with the institutional contexts in which the two disciplines interact; law schools are attracting more persons interested in mental health and prison systems reform; and government support of reform in these areas will necessarily heighten interdisciplinary activity.

Keywords

Mental Health Mental Health Professional Judicial System Violent Patient Habeas Corpus 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Reisen
    • 1
  1. 1.Harvard Medical School at The Cambridge HospitalCambridgeUSA

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