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Detentions under the Mental Health Act rise by 20 000 over 10 years

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 17 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1148
  1. Alex Vass
  1. BMJ

    The total number of detentions under the Mental Health Act in 2000–1 have remained level from last year, at 50 500, a Department of Health report published last week has shown. But this figure represented a rise of 20 000 compared with 1990.

    Trends in detentions show a steady rise until 1996. …

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