n South African Psychiatry Review - Certification rates : a closed unit's experience : letter to the editor

Volume 7, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1811-7805



Extracted from text ... LETTERS TO THE EDITOR S Afr Psychiatry Rev 2004;7:31-32 South African Psychiatry Review - November 2004 31 Certification Rates: a closed unit's experience The closed unit caters for the needs of uncontained psychiatric patients who might otherwise require certification. Aggressive psychotic and manic patients, as well as suicidal patients and those requiring behavioural programmes such as severe eating disorders or personality disorders have been successfully treated in the unit. This study revealed that young adults with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, (manic phase) appear to be a group at risk for certification. Under the new MHC Act, Tara will ..

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