PTSD and DepressionFriday, March 11th, 2016
Mr J came to the UK after having been tortured in his home country. When in the UK he suffered from PTSD and depression and attempted suicide. He claimed asylum, which was refused and he was eventually detained. Whilst in detention, Mr J frequently self-harmed and refused food and fluid.
He referred himself to Medical Justice and we sent a doctor in to see him. Shortly after the report was submitted to the Home Office, he was released. A few months later, he was re-detained for one week and then released. We then arranged for one of our psychiatrists to assess him and a further MLR was produced. Mr J is currently living with friends and awaiting the outcome of his case.