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Resource ID: #14925
Subject: Mental Health
Source: Courant (Hartford, Conn.)
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Date: 10/11/98-10/15/98

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The Courant finds that hundreds of patients, many of them children, have died after being restrained in psychiatric and mental retardation facilities nationwide. A 50-state survey confirmed 142 deaths during or shortly after restraint or seclusion in the past decade, but because many cases go unreported, the actual number of deaths is much higher.

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