The compulsory detention of males of different ethnic groups, with special reference to offender patients.

@article{McGovern1987TheCD,
  title={The compulsory detention of males of different ethnic groups, with special reference to offender patients.},
  author={Dermot McGovern and Ray Cope},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1987},
  volume={150},
  pages={
          505-12
        }
}
Compulsory detention rates of white, West Indian and Asian males under Part IV and Part V (offenders) of the 1959 Mental Health Act were compared: British-born West Indians and Asians were differentiated from migrants. Rates for Asians were similar to those for whites, but West Indians were significantly over-represented amongst compulsory detentions, especially as offender patients. A high total number of admissions and diagnostic differences accounted for the excess of West Indians admitted… CONTINUE READING

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