Thursday, September 30, 2010
A schizophrenic pensioner will be sedated for seven days against her will so that doctors can treat her for a potentially life-threatening medical condition.
The 69-year-old woman, who can only be identified as D, has been in the care of the mental health services for 25 years and holds the delusional belief that her condition is normal and does not require any treatment.
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She has a strong antipathy to medical staff and would not attend hospital voluntarily or co-operate with the operation, the High Court in London heard.
This article was posted: Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 7:57 am