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Table 3 Checklist for involuntary hospitalizations (translated by Chinese)

From: Why did China’s mental health law have a limited effect on decreasing rates of involuntary hospitalization?

During the current episode, patients with one of the situations below should be involuntarily hospitalized
In the case of involuntary I (danger to oneself)
1. With imperative auditory hallucinations that threaten their safety
2. With negative ideas or suicide plans
3. Behaviors to harm themselves already happened
4. With attempted suicide
5. Unable to take care of himself/herself
6. Patients with mental retardation in women with hyper-sexuality and imprudent behavior
7. Abnormal diet may threaten one’s life
8. Stupor or dementia, or more than moderate mental retardation, inability to protect themselves
Besides above, when the patient is at risk of endangering his or her own safety, please describe in detail ()
In the case of involuntary II (danger to the others)
1. Verbal threat to another person or in action
2. Declare or yelling to threat as assaulting or retaliating against another person
3. Behaviors of beating and smashing
4. That threats such as arson or explosion do not fall under any of the above circumstances
Besides above, when the patient’s condition is at risk of endangering the safety of others, please describe in detail ()