Developments in Mental Health Law

Articles from Vol. 12, No. 2, July-December

Family Ties and Due Process: Supreme Court to Review Kentucky's Law for Committing Mentally Retarded Adults: Heller V. Doe
Heller v. Doe Since the 1970s constitutionally mandated procedural safeguards have been available to all citizens detained in state psychiatric facilities. Several United States Supreme Court cases defined the contours of those protections against...
Turning Back the Clock on Sexual Abuse of Children: Amending Virginia's Statute of Limitations
Numerous verified reports of child sexual abuse have combined with the growing literature on that topic to call into question a well-worn Freudian myth. Women's reports of childhood sexual activity with their fathers or other men are no longer assumed...
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