Letter: Drug treatments denied to psychiatric patients in the community

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Sir: In your leading article on mental health today you state that abandoning treatment was not a problem in the case of my son Ben, who was mauled by a lion in Regent's Park Zoo on new year's eve. This is not true. Ben had refused medication for the previous three or four months. Furthermore, abandoning drug treatment was associated with most of his previous relapses.

Yours faithfully,


London, SW15

5 January