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1

How does violence differ from aggression?

Aggression need not involve physical force/injury

2

What are the 4 main aspects of managing aggressive behaviour? (PRIP)

Prediction
Recognition
Intervention
Prevention

3

What are the criteria that must be met in order to detain someone under the Mental Health Act?

Suspected mental disorder
No alternative treatment
Risk to themselves/others
SIDMA
Necessity

4

What counts as a mental disorder under the Mental Health Act?

Mental illness
Personality disorder
Learning disability

5

Who can use an emergency certificate to detain someone?

Any registered medical practitioner

6

Who can use a short term detention and compulsory treatment order to detain someone?

Approved medical practitioner

7

When is emergency detention used?

Where it is necessary to detain a patient to fully assess their mental state to prevent risk to themselves and/or others

8

Emergency detention requires the approval of a mental health officer. True/False?

False
Recommended but can proceed without if urgent

9

How long does an emergency detention last for?

72 hours

10

Emergency detention authorises treatment. True/False?

False
Only if it's an emergency

11

Short term detention requires approval from a mental health officer. True/False?

True

12

How long does a short term order last?

28 days

13

Short term detention authorises treatment. True/False?

True

14

A patient can appeal emergency and short term detentions. True/False?

False
Can appeal short term detention only

15

Who is required to verify a compulsory treatment order?

Mental health officer
Approved medical practioner
+1 other (usually GP)

16

How long does a compulsory treatment order last?

Up to 6 months

17

Which drug is the mainstay for tranquilisation?

Lorazepam
and/or haloperidol