Dangerous Behaviors in a Patient with Mania: The Dilemma for Action where Mental Health Act is LackingJournal: International Journal of Forensic Science & Pathology (IJFP) (Vol.07, No. 02)
Publication Date: 2020-08-05
Authors : Abdullah Aljaradi Mandhar Almaqbali Salim Al-Huseini;
Page : 423-424
Keywords : Psychiatric Disorder; Dangerous Behavior; Manic Episode; Oman.;
Psychiatric disorders could impair the ability to make decisions and controlling impulses. This can result in dangerous behaviors that jeopardize the life of the patient and people around him. Lack of mental health act presents ethical and legal dilemma for further interventions in management of such patients .We report here a-47 years old patient with a severe manic episode associated with life-threatening behaviors who denied his symptoms and refused admission and treatment.
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