Refusal to accept treatment for mental illness
Other Names: Illegality of forced mental health treatment
Prisoners' rejection of mental health aid
Nature: It is not legal to forcibly treat a patient in a prison, only in a hospital.
Incidence: People suffering mental disorders quite often refuse treatment for their diagnosed disorder. In a British prison health centre, about one quarter of psychotic patients refused mental health treatment.
Problem Type: G: Very specific problems
Date of last update 27.05.1999 – 00:00 CEST