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The dangerousness criterion for civil commitment: the problem and a possible solution.

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Source
Can J Psychiatry. 1991 May;36(4):285-9
Publication Type
Article
Date
May-1991
Author
M J Brouillette
J. Paris
Author Affiliation
Allan Memorial Institute, Montreal, Quebec.
Source
Can J Psychiatry. 1991 May;36(4):285-9
Date
May-1991
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Commitment of Mentally Ill - legislation & jurisprudence
Dangerous Behavior
Expert Testimony - legislation & jurisprudence
Humans
Mental Disorders - diagnosis - psychology - therapy
Quebec
Risk factors
Violence
Abstract
The dangerousness criterion for civil commitment fails to specify which mental disorders justify commitment. This ambiguity is highlighted by the fact that there are patients with personality disorders or substance abuse who may be dangerous but for whom we have few effective treatments. A possible solution might be provided by adopting the American Psychiatric Association guidelines which consider severity of mental disorder and treatability in its criteria.
Notes
Comment In: Can J Psychiatry. 1991 Jun;36(5):3881884343
PubMed ID
1868422 View in PubMed
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