Mental Capacity Assessment

Mental capacity is assessed according to the ability of a person to make a specific decision at the time the decision needs to be made. A Mental Capacity Assessment (MCA) should be carried out when a person's capacity is in doubt and he has to make a particular decision. 

Disorders affecting mental incapacity

  • Neurological disorders, e.g. stroke, tumour, head injury, dementia, infection
  • Mental disorders, e.g. depression, schizophrenia, mania
  • Intellectual disabilities 

Mental capacity is assessed not only by the ability to retain information relevant to a decision, but also make a

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