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The Netherlands: HORROR STORY. Disabled teenager tied up for three years in institution

Posted 02/2-11 at 12.05

The Dutch government defended the practice of continual restraint for patients with mental health problems, after photos of a tethered 18-year-old were shown on TV.

Tethered teenage boy


His mother says Brandon, who has been institutionalised since he was five, has lived like a caged animal for the last three years.

Experts say this is not an isolated case, and there may be as many as 40 patients held in similar circumstances in the country.

There has been a national outcry and the deputy minister of health has promised an urgent review.




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