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Addiction to violence
Problems of female patients in a secure psychiatric hospital
The problems experienced by a sample of 30 female offender-patients (mean age 37.2 yrs) in a secure psychiatric hospital were surveyed using the Behavioral Coding System (BCS). Common problems were emotional difficulties, ...
A retrospective evaluation of a therapeutic community for mentally disordered offenders
This paper reports a retrospective evaluation of a therapeutic community (TC) for mentally disordered offenders in a regional secure unit (RSU). All 85 patients who had passed through the TC since it opened in 1987 were ...
Food refusal in prison
The prevalence of mental disorder amongst prisoners refusing food was studied by examining the prison records of a remand prison and a dispersal prison. Food refusal occurred predominantly in the remand prison. Less than ...
Developing a behavioral status index to assess patient dangerousness
Risk assessment is fundamental to forensic mental health care and, with the shift to community-focused treatment, to the rehabilitation and maintenance of all vulnerable and high-risk patients. STUART HENDERSON and DAVID ...
Male Afro-Caribbean patients admitted to Rampton Hospital between 1977 and 1986--a control study
All Afro-Caribbean patients admitted to the Mental Illness Division of Rampton Hospital (a Special Hospital) between 1977 and 1986 and a randomly selected control cohort of Non Afro-Caribbean patients admitted in the same ...
Outcome of referrals from rampton hospital to local mental health services, 1988-90
The Special Hospitals need to be able to transfer patients who no longer present a grave and immediate danger to the public and hence no longer require treatment in conditions of maximum security. Delay in progressing these ...