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  Psychiatric Malpractice Lawsuits / New York Medical Negligence Lawyers. NY Mental Health Legal Advocates, Attorneys.
Psychiatric patients are often vulnerable and fragile, depending on their health professionals to provide the appropriate support and care they need.
Through a psychiatric malpractice claim, it is necessary to show that the provider acted negligently or outside the scope of their professional responsibilities.
Through a psychiatric malpractice claim, you may be eligible to seek compensation for past and future medical expenses, loss of income or earning ability, emotional pain and suffering, and more.
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  Report of the Committee on Serious Violent and Sexual Offenders: page 18
Psychiatric reports (normally prepared with a view to sentencing) were by far the most commonly referred to source, although the opinions of clinical psychologists and social workers were also considered.
Psychiatric reports generally dealt with the possibility of change by considering factors such as the response of an offender to previous treatment or the willingness of an offender to recognise and deal with the problem.
It is possible that psychiatric reports were obtained less frequently in relation to offenders receiving determinate sentences precisely because they were less likely to be thought of as posing a serious future risk and thus an additional assessment of that risk was thought to be unnecessary.
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 Psychiatric hospital
A psychiatric hospital (also called a mental hospital or asylum) is a hospital specializing in the treatment of persons with mental illness.
Psychiatric hospitals in the past were often set up as separate institutions with funding and administrations separate from those of general health care.
Psychiatric wards in general hospitals and various community based treatments are replacing the old asylums world wide.
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 Psychiatric imprisonment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Psychiatric imprisonment refers to the involuntary imprisonment of people in psychiatric institution on the grounds that they are considered psychiatrically insane.
In countries such as the former U.S.S.R., and modern day China such facilities were, or currently are, routinely used to imprison and "treat" dissidents.
Currently in China "political harm to society" is legally a dangerous mental disorder and the authorities are instructed to arrest those who make anti-government speeches, write reactionary letters or "express opinions on important domestic and international affairs".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Psychiatric_imprisonment   (328 words)

 Psychiatric Drugs: Cure or Quackery?
Compare sexual rape and involuntarily administration of a psychiatric drug injected intramuscularly into the buttocks, which is the part of the anatomy where the injection usually is given: In both sexual rape and involuntary administration of a psychiatric drug, force is used.
Psychiatric rape is in moral terms a worse crime than sexual rape for another reason, also: The involuntary administration of psychiatry's biological "therapies" cause permanent impairment of brain function.
All or almost all psychiatric drugs are neurotoxic and for this reason cause symptoms and problems such as dry mouth, blurred vision, lightheadedness, dizziness, lethargy, difficulty thinking, menstrual irregularities, urinary retention, heart palpitations, and other consequences of neurological dysfunction.
www.jesus-is-savior.com /Health_Concerns/Pharmageddon/psychiatric_drugs.htm   (4257 words)

 Encyclopedia: Psychiatric imprisonment
Psychiatric imprisonment is involuntary imprisonment of people on the grounds that they are considered psychiatrically insane.
Involuntary commitment is the practice of using legal means or forms as part of a mental health law to commit a person to a mental hospital, insane asylum or psychiatric ward without their informed consent, against their will or over their protests.
Psikhushka (психушка;) is a colloquialism for psychiatric hospital in Russian language.
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 Vladimir Bukovsky - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He was one of the first to expose the use of psychiatric imprisonment against political prisoners in the USSR.
From June 1963 to February 1964, Bukovsky was convicted (Article 70-1 of the Penal Code of the RSFSR) and sent to a psikhushka for organizing poetry meetings in the center of Moscow (next to the Mayakovsky monument).
In December of 1976, while imprisoned, Bukovsky was exchanged for former Chilean Communist leader Luis Corvalán.
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 Involuntary commitment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Many psychiatric disorders are treated with therapies such as antipsychotics, antidepressants or, more rarely, electroconvulsive therapy.
The general trend worldwide remains one of closing large mental hospitals, increasing the integration of psychiatric treatment into general hospitals and of increasing community care at times using involuntary community treatment where in the past involuntary admission would have been used.
The usual requirement is that a police officer or a doctor may determine that a person requires a psychiatric examination and may convey them, or have them conveyed to a psychiatric hospital for that purpose.
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 Encyclopedia: Psikhushka
In the Soviet Union, psychiatric hospitals were used as prisons for forced treatment of political prisoners in order to isolate them from the "normal" society, discredit their ideas, and break them physically and mentally.
It is generally undisputed that this practice was in use by the MVD in the wake of the Khrushchev Thaw period in the 1960s.
The sane individuals who were diagnosed as "mentally ill" were sent either to a regular psychiatric hospitals or, those deemed "particularly dangerous", to a special ones, run directly by the MVD.
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 Resource Information Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Ministry of Internal Affairs reported that at the time that the law took effect, there were 73 men imprisoned under Article 121.1 alone, and an additional 192 men who were detained in violation of other statutes in addition to 121.1 (AI Sept. 1993, 10-11).
In a criminal proceeding, a psychiatric evaluation was often used when the evidence available would not necessarily lead to a conviction.
Once released from a psychiatric hospital, "patients" were routinely ordered to register with their local hospital and receive regular supervision (Soviet Psychiatric Abuse: The Shadow over World Psychiatry 1985, 22-23).
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 Psychiatric imprisonment -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Critics argue that an (A society that allows its members considerable freedom (as in a democracy)) open society based on freedom and personal responsibility has no room for treatment of this nature.
Currently in (A communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world) China "political harm to society" is legally a dangerous mental disorder and the authorities are instructed to arrest those who make anti-government speeches, write reactionary letters or "express opinions on important domestic and international affairs".
This view has become much more prevalent and is today common among even the psychiatric profession, which views itself in a (Click link for more info and facts about harm reduction) harm reduction role, and feels that psychiatric imprisonment is a legacy system that has no longer any clear moral justification.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/P/Ps/Psychiatric_imprisonment.htm   (416 words)

 Extreme Nursing: Forensic Adolescent Mental Health Nursing in Australia Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric ...
Whether forensic psychiatric nursing is a subspecialty of psychiatric nursing or simply the practice of psychiatric nursing in a special context remains an open debate.
The people whom forensic psychiatric nurses care for have been charged with an offense under criminal law and are thus ensconced in the criminal justice system and may be pre- or post-sentencing.
The nurse working in forensic psychiatric nursing in a juvenile setting is working with a cohort of patients that are characterized by higher degrees of social dislocation, abuse, mental illness, school failure, chronic physical health problems, and poverty than the general population (Department of Juvenile Justice, 2003).
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Psychiatric confinement is where the person is confined in a psychiatric institution because the person has been charged with an offence.
In cases where the person is found not guilty of an offence or unfit to stand trial (charges dropped or discontinued) because of their psychiatric condition, but they are sentenced or ordered to confinement in a psychiatric institution, it may still be considered that the person is in psychiatric confinement BECAUSE they have been charged.
When deciding whether a person's confinement in a psychiatric institution is BECAUSE they have been charged with an offence, consideration needs to be made to whether there is a connection between the charge brought against the person (regardless of whether that charge is still pending), and the fact that they are in psychiatric confinement.
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Authorizes courts and the paroling authority to require persons convicted of sex offenses against children to obtain psychiatric or psychological therapy upon the completion of their terms of imprisonment.
H.B. The purpose of this Act is to authorize the courts and the paroling authority to require persons convicted of sex offenses against children to obtain psychiatric or psychological therapy upon the completion of their terms of imprisonment.
(3) If it is determined by a qualified mental health professional that the offender is amenable to psychiatric or psychological therapy, the court may require, as a condition of probation under section 706-624(2)(k), the defendant to undertake psychiatric or psychological treatment by a qualified mental health professional.
www.capitol.hawaii.gov /session2002/Bills/HB109_.htm   (387 words)

 No. 14: State of New York v Consilvio
By providing that Correction Law § 402 applies to inmates "undergoing a sentence of imprisonment," the Legislature intended the procedures of Correction Law § 402 to be used to evaluate for commitment all imprisoned persons, regardless of when an inmate is scheduled to be released.
The psychiatric evaluation process preceding involuntary commitment under Correction Law § 402 is intended to benefit and "protect the prisoner from administrative abuse of discretion" (Matter of Lindner, 96 Misc 2d 234, 237 [Sup Ct, Oneida County, 1978]).
An inmate committed to a psychiatric facility who is nearing the end of a term of imprisonment may, on application by the director of the hospital, be admitted to the care of the OMH pursuant to the Mental Hygiene Law (see Correction Law § 404).
www.law.cornell.edu /nyctap/I06_0155.htm   (2047 words)

 Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy | Full text | Prevalence and factors associated with alcohol and ...
Among the significant factors are: age, ethnicity [17], childhood conduct disorders, childhood abuse, school difficulties [17,19-22], additional substance-related disorder, previous psychiatric treatment, co-morbid psychiatric diagnosis, psychosis, mood disorder, antisocial personality, self-harm, suicide risk, history of serious illness or injury [16,17,21-23], fewer qualifications, unemployment, housing difficulties [21] and the length of time spent in prison [17].
The most frequent psychiatric diagnoses were current and lifetime mood disorders and current anxiety disorders, with nearly half the prisoners having one of these diagnoses.
Concerning psychiatric co-morbidity, only prisoners with an AAD seem to have greater vulnerability, restricted to current mood disorder, an already well-established association in general population [27].
www.substanceabusepolicy.com /content/2/1/1   (5450 words)

 Drug Rehab Programs, Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers, Mental Health Services, Eating Disorders Treatment -
Objective: Relationships between stressors and psychiatric diagnoses were studied among 13- to 19-year-old adolescent suicide victims with alcohol abuse/dependence (N = 14), depressive disorders (N = 18), and the remainder (N = 21).
Psychiatric diagnoses were independently assessed by two psychiatrists in accordance with DSM-III-R criteria (American Psychiatric Association, 1987).
The finding that all but one of the suicides among the alcohol abusers and almost half among the depressives occurred under the influence of alcohol underscores the significance of alcohol as a situational factor in adolescent suicide, the influence of alcohol possibly altering reactions to stress.
www.soberkb.com /Article.aspx?id=10204   (4986 words)

 Psychiatric Nursing: Nurse Can Be Liable For False Imprisonment
A patient came to a psychiatric facility seeking admission, after the hospital to which her physician had referred her declined to admit her because no bed was available.
At the psychiatric facility, a male nurse told the woman she could not see a physician unless and until she was formally admitted to the facility.
She was discharged, in fact, because she refused to sign a form authorizing her health insurance to pay for her admission and for the facility’s psychiatrist’s consulting services.
www.nursinglaw.com /psychhold6.htm   (264 words)

 Mental Health Abuse-Pseudoscience   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Kutchins and Kirk further state that people “may gain false comfort from a diagnostic psychiatric manual that encourages belief in the illusion that the harshness, brutality, and pain in their lives and in their communities can be explained by a psychiatric label and eradicated by a pill.
Establish rights for patients and their insurance companies to receive refunds for psychiatric treatment which did not achieve the promised result or improvement, or which resulted in proven harm to the individual, thereby ensuring that responsibility lies with the individual practitioner and psychiatric facility rather than with the government or its agencies.
Clinical and financial audits of all government-run and private psychiatric facilities that receive government subsidies or insurance payments should be done to ensure accountability and statistics on admissions, treatment, and deaths, without breaching patient confidentiality, should be compiled for review.
www.mental-health-abuse.org /pseudoscience.html   (6815 words)

 Turkmenistan: Appeal cases. Mukhametkuli Aymuradov and Gurbandurdy Durdykuliev: calling for prompt release - Amnesty ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
On 13 February 2004 Gurbandurdy Durdykuliev was taken from his house in the village of Suvchy in the Balkan region of western Turkmenistan to a psychiatric hospital in the town of Balkanabad (formerly Nebitdag), where he was forcibly confined.
Gurbandurdy Durdykuliev’s wife stayed near the psychiatric hospital between 18 and 25 June to pass on clothes, medication and daily lunches for him; she was told that Gurbandurdy Durdykuliev’s legs were aching on the top of his pre-existing heart condition and gastritis.
Amnesty International adopted Gurbandurdy Durdykuliev as a prisoner of conscience because it believes that he was forcibly confined to a psychiatric hospital in February 2004 solely to punish him for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression and therefore the organization calls for his prompt and unconditional release.
web.amnesty.org /library/index/ENGEUR610062005   (1306 words)

 Book Review: Breggin & Cohen, Your Drug May Be Your Problem
They state clearly that in their opinion you are better off without psychiatric drugs, whatever your "psychiatric problem" may be: depression, manic-depressive mood swings, anxiety attacks, "schizophrenia" or psychosis, or anything else.
If you are taking more than one psychiatric drug each day, they recommend going off the drugs one at a time, that is, continuing your usual dose of your other drugs while you taper off one of them.
While they recommend you withdraw from psychiatric drugs with the help of a health care professional, they acknowledge that "most people who come off psychiatric drugs have successfully done so on their own, without active clinical supervision" (p.
www.antipsychiatry.org /br-ydmby.htm   (1727 words)

 False imprisonment
Nowadays, that activity is more likely to fall under the definition of false imprisonment because it restricts those individual’s ability to move around on their own, should they desire to.
A patient was seeking admission to a psychiatric hospital after being declined for lack of space at a facility her physician had referred her to.
At the psychiatric facility, a nurse told the woman she could not see a physician unless she was formally admitted to the nursing facility.
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 China: WPA Action on Psychiatric Abuse Falls Short (Human Rights Watch Press release, New York, August 27, 2002:)
On August 26, the WPA adopted a plan to have the group's executive committee determine members of a team to visit China to assess evidence that political and religious dissidents, labor activists and others are being detained in psychiatric institutions.
Human Rights Watch had urged the WPA to adopt a strong resolution calling on China to cease psychiatric abuses and to fully cooperate with a WPA investigation, and warning that China's WPA membership was at stake if it did not adopt effective remedies.
The Yokohama delegation representing Britain's Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP) had proposed that the WPA stand by the organization's Madrid Declaration of 1996 that prohibits a diagnosis of mental illness based on political or religious belief.
www.hrw.org /press/2002/08/china0827.htm   (510 words)

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