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Mental Health (Criminal Law) Review Board. (2011) Mental Health (Criminal Law) Review Board annual report 2010. Dublin: Mental Health (Criminal Law) Review Board.

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At any one time, the number of patients detained in the Central Mental Hospital under the Criminal Law (Insanity) Act 2006 is approximately 80, but that number varies as patients are transferred from prison for care and treatment and are then returned to prison. The Board must review the detention of patients at intervals not greater than 6 months.

During 2010, 205 reviews of the detention of 94 patients were heard by the Board. This represents a 22% increase over the number of reviews held in 2009, which was 167. Of the 94 patients reviewed, 69% had been diagnosed as suffering from schizophrenia, 16% were suffering from schizoaffective disorder and 15% were diagnosed with other disorders, among which were bi-polar affective disorder, drug induced psychosis and intellectual disability.

This compares with 2009, when the detention of 82 patients was reviewed by the Board, 71% of whom had been diagnosed as suffering from schizophrenia, 17% from schizoaffective disorder and 12% from other disorders. It should be noted that it is the same core group of patients that is reviewed by the Board each year.


Date:2011
Pages:15 p.
Publisher:Mental Health (Criminal Law) Review Board
Corporate Creators:Mental Health (Criminal Law) Review Board
Place of Publication:Dublin
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:G Health and disease > State of health > Mental health
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Care by type of problem > Mental health care
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