Myers's Mental Health Law in a Nutshell, 3d

Imprint
West Academic Publishing
ISBN-13
9781685610395
Primary Subject
Psychiatry/Mental Health
Format
Softbound
Copyright
2022
Series
Nutshells
Publication Date
04/25/2022

Description

Mental illness and intellectual disability (formerly called mental retardation) impact 20% of Americans, and have enormous personal, legal, and policy implications for patients, families, and society. This Nutshell introduces you to the broad range of criminal and civil issues in mental health law, including diagnosis of mental illness; expert testimony on mental health issues; civil commitment; competence to stand trial; the insanity defense; various competencies; ethical/legal issues facing mental health professionals, including informed consent, confidentiality, privilege, and malpractice; discrimination against persons with mental illness; financial and medical benefits for disabled persons.