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The Text: Mental Health Act 1983

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Section 2 Admission for assessment

2.-a) A patient may be admitted to a hospital and detained there for the period allowed by subsection (4) below in pursuance of an application (in this Act referred to as an "application for admission for assessment made in accordance with subsections (2) and (3) below-

(2) An application for admission for assessment may be made
in respect of a patient on the grounds that:

(a) He is suffering from mental disorder of a nature or degree which warrants the detention of the assessment (or for assessment followed by medical treatment for at least a limited period, and

(b) He ought to be so detained in the interests of his own health or safety or with a view to the protection of other persons

A state of acute pain

Misery resulting from affliction

Psychological suffering: "the death of his wife caused him great distress"

Feelings of mental or physical pain adj 1. troubled by pain or loss: "suffering refugees"

Very unhappy: full of misery verb 1. undergo or be subjected to: "He suffered the penalty"

Undergo (as of injuries and illnesses): "She suffered a fracture in the accident"

Endure (emotional pain): "Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers"

Put up with something or somebody unpleasant: "I cannot bear his constant criticism"

Get worse: "His grades suffered"

Feel pain or be in pain

Feel physical pain: "Were you hurting after the accident?"

Undergo or suffer: "meet a violent death"

Feel unwell or uncomfortable: "She is suffering from the hot weather"

Care by procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury

The management of someone or something: "the handling of prisoners"

A manner of dealing with something artistically: "his treatment of space borrows from Italian architecture" 4. an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic: "the book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic"

The act of detaining.

The state of being detained.

Maintenance of a person in custody or confinement, esp. while awaiting a court decision.

The withholding of what belongs to or is claimed by another.

The act of assessing; appraisal; evaluation.

An official valuation of property for the purpose of levying a tax; an assigned value.

An amount assessed as payable.

(Used to express duty or moral obligation): Every citizen ought to help.

(Used to express justice, moral rightness, or the like): He ought to be punished. You ought to be ashamed.

(Used to express propriety, appropriateness, etc.): You ought to be home early. We ought to bring her some flowers.

(Used to express probability or natural consequence): That ought to be our train now.

Duty or obligation.

The act of allowing to enter; entrance granted by permission, by provision or existence of pecuniary means, or by the removal of obstacles: the admission of aliens into a country.

Right or permission to enter: granting admission to the rare books room.

The price paid for entrance, as to a theater or ball park.

An act or condition of being received or accepted in a position, profession, occupation, or office; appointment: admission to the bar.

Confession of a charge, an error, or a crime; acknowledgment: His admission of the theft solved the mystery.

An acknowledgment of the truth of something.

A point or statement admitted; concession.

A person who requires medical care: "the number of emergency patients has grown rapidly"

The semantic role of an entity that is not the agent but is directly involved in or affected by the happening denoted by the verb in the clause

Enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance: "a patient smile"

Enduring without protest or complaint

Of or relating to the mind; intellectual: mental powers.

Executed or performed by the mind; existing in the mind: mental images of happy times.

Of, relating to, or affected by a disorder of the mind.

Intended for treatment of people affected with disorders of the mind.

Of or relating to telepathy or mind reading.

Emotionally upset; crazed: got mental when he saw the dent in his new car.

Offensive Slang. Mentally or psychologically disturbed.

A healthy state of wellbeing free from disease: "physicians should be held responsible for the health of their patients"

The general condition of body and mind: "his delicate health"

The solid surface of the earth; firm or dry land: to fall to the ground.

Earth or soil: stony ground.

Land having an indicated character: rising ground.

A tract of land appropriated to a special use: picnic grounds; a hunting ground.

The foundation or basis on which a belief or action rests; reason or cause: grounds for dismissal.

Subject for discussion; topic: Sex education is forbidden ground in some school curricula.

Rational or factual support for one's position or attitude, as in a debate or argument: on firm ground; on shaky ground.

The main surface or background in painting, decorative work, lace, etc.

Grounds, dregs or sediment: coffee grounds.

Grounds, the gardens, lawn, etc., surrounding and belonging to a building.

The essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized: "it is the nature of fire to burn"

A causal agent creating and controlling things in the universe: "the laws of nature"

The natural physical world including plants and animals and landscapes etc.: "they tried to preserve nature as they found it"

The complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions: "it is his nature to help others"

A particular type of thing: "problems of this type are very difficult to solve"

A sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something: "an interest in music"

The power of attracting or holding one's interest (because it is unusual or exciting etc.): "they said nothing of great interest"

A reason for wanting something done: "for your sake"

A fixed charge for borrowing money: usually a percentage of the amount borrowed

A diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly): "sailing is her favorite pastime"

(Law) a right or legal share of something: a financial involvement with something

(Usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims: "the iron interests stepped up production"

Excite the curiosity of: engage the interest of

Be on the mind of: "I worry about the second Germanic consonant"

Be of importance or consequence: "This matters to me!"

Adetail or point: "it differs in that respect"

The condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded): "it is held in esteem"

An attitude of admiration or esteem: "she lost all respect for him"

A courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard: "his deference to her wishes was very flattering"

Behavior intended to please your parents: "their children were never very strong on obedience"

A feeling of friendship and esteem: "she mistook his manly regard for love"

Courteous regard for the feelings of others : "in deference to your wishes"

Regard highly: think much of

Show respect towards: "honor your parents!"

Lack of order or regular arrangement; confusion: Your room is in utter disorder.

An irregularity: a disorder in legal proceedings.

/peach of order; disorderly conduct; public disturbance.

A disturbance in physical or mental health or functions; malady or dysfunction: a mild stomach disorder.

To destroy the order or regular arrangement of; disarrange.

To derange the physical or mental health or functions of.

The activity of protecting someone or something: "the witnesses demanded police protection"

A covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury: "they had no protection from the fallout"

Defense against financial failure: financial independence

The condition of being protected: "they were huddled together for protection"

Kindly endorsement and guidance: "the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council"

The imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to protect domestic industry against foreign competition: "he made trade protection a plank in the party platform"

Payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence: "every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection"

The state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by some agent under defined conditions: "insure the safety of the children"

A safe place: "He ran to safety"

A device designed to prevent injury

(Baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely

Contraceptive device consisting of a thin rubber or latex sheath worn over the penis during intercourse

A score in American football: a player is tackled behind his own goal line

Not the same one or ones already mentioned or implied: "today isn't any other day"- the White Queen

Further or added: "called for additional troops"

Recently past: "the other evening"

Of the distant past: "the early inhabitants of Europe"

Very unusual: different in character or quality from the normal or expected

A human being: "there was too much for one person to do"

A person's body (usually including their clothing): "a weapon was hidden on his person"

A grammatical category of pronouns and verb forms: "stop talking about yourself in the third person"

To keep from proceeding; delay or retard.

To keep in custody or temporary confinement: The police detained several suspects for questioning. The disruptive students were detained after school until their parents had been notified.

Obsolete. To retain or withhold (payment or property, for example)

A person who requires medical care: "the number of emergency patients has grown rapidly"

The semantic role of an entity that is not the agent but is directly involved in or affected by the happening denoted by the verb in the clause adj

Enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance: "a patient smile"

Enduring without protest or complaint

An amount of time: "a time period of 30 years"

One of three periods of play in hockey games

A stage in the history of a culture having a definable place in space and time: "a novel from the Victorian period"

The interval taken to complete one cycle of a regularly repeating phenomenon

The monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause: "the women were sickly and subject to excessive menstruation"

A punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after ab/peviations: "in England they call a period a stop"

Unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed: "ganoid fishes swarmed during the earlier geological periods"

The end or completion of something: "death put a period to his endeavors"

One of a series of steps in a process, course, or progression; a stage: proceeded to the next degree of difficulty.

A step in a direct hereditary line of descent or ascent: First cousins are two degrees from their common ancestor.

Relative intensity or amount, as of a quality or attribute: a high degree of accuracy.

The extent or measure of a state of being, an action, or a relation: modernized their facilities to a large degree.

A unit division of a temperature scale.

Mathematics. A planar unit of angular measure equal in magnitude to 1/360 of a complete revolution.

A unit of latitude or longitude, equal to 1/360 of a great circle.

The greatest sum of the exponents of the variables in a term of a polynomial or polynomial equation.

The exponent of the derivative of highest order in a differential equation in standard form.

Tn academic title given by a college or university to a student who has completed a course of study: received the Bachelor of Arts degree at commencement.

A similar title conferred as an honorary distinction.

A classification of the severity of an injury, especially a burn: a third-degree burn.