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Mental Heath Laws

Heath J Hodges, Mario J Scalora
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May 2015: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Vivia V McCutcheon, Arpana Agrawal, Andrew C Heath, Howard J Edenberg, Victor M Hesselbrock, Marc A Schuckit, John R Kramer, Kathleen K Bucholz
BACKGROUND: Many states require screening of individuals arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol to determine recidivism risk and the need for treatment based on severity of alcohol problems. Several screening instruments use DSM-IV criteria for alcohol abuse and dependence to assess alcohol problems in this population, but whether they adequately measure alcohol problems in individuals with DUIs has not been examined. In addition, gender differences in DUI samples suggest that female offenders have more severe alcohol problems than male offenders...
November 2011: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
Vanessa Johnston
OBJECTIVES: Notwithstanding recent migration policy amendments, there is concern that Australian asylum policies have disproportionately burdened the health and wellbeing of onshore asylum seekers. There may be a case to be made that Australian governments have been in violation of the right to health of this population. The objective of this paper is to critically examine these issues and assess the implications for public health practice. METHODS: The author undertook a review of the recent empirical literature on the health effects of post-migration stressors arising from Australian policies of immigration detention, temporary protection and the restriction of Medicare to some asylum seekers...
February 2009: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
H J Steadman, K A Stainbrook, P Griffin, J Draine, R Dupont, C Horey
Transporting an individual in psychiatric crisis to an emergency department is often frustrating for both law enforcement and mental health professionals. To facilitate collaboration between police and mental heath professionals in crisis cases, some communities have developed prebooking diversion programs that rely on specialized crisis response sites where police can drop off individuals in psychiatric crisis and return to their regular patrol duties. These programs identify detainees with mental disorders and work with diversion staff, community-based providers, and the courts to produce a mental health disposition in lieu of jail...
February 2001: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
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