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Review of Sections 135 and 136 of the Mental Health Act

The views of professionals, service users and carers on the codes of practice and legislation

Our Review of Sections 135 and 136 finds that for many people being detained by the police was a frightening experience. The use of Section 135 powers in a person's home was especially traumatic for those who had experienced it. The report concludes that the use of police powers under the Mental Health Act has to change.  

18 December 2014
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The lifetime costs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

With a summary and commentary

ADHD is a childhood behavioural disorder that features high levels of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. It affects 1.5% of children aged 5-16 in Britain and carries a very substantial long-term cost to society, estimated at around £100,000 per case. This falls mainly on education and health care.  

11 November 2014
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