Dangerous Behaviors in a Patient with Mania: The Dilemma for Action where Mental Health Act is Lacking

Mandhar Almaqbali, Specialist psychiatrists, Ministry of health, Sohar, Oman.
2020 International Journal of Forensic Science & Pathology  
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.
doi:10.19070/2332-287x-2000089 fatcat:mnojljmgyjdh3dvuml3esagjeq