By Valerie Eliot-Smith.
This update follows on from my previous post Karina Hansen 2: the Ghost in the Room. For the full background to this story, please refer to that post.
A brief re-cap…..
Karina (pictured above) was diagnosed with severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) in 2010. The diagnosis was disputed and, as a result she was forcibly removed from home, where her family had been caring for her, in February 2013. She was then aged 24.
Karina was taken to Hammel Neurocenter (described as “The Research Clinic for Functional Disorders”) which provides treatment for patients with neurological damage and diseases. Several doctors have been involved in her case but psychiatrists Nils Balle Christensen and Per Fink have dictated the overall course of her treatment. Since shortly after her initial detention, she has been classed as a “voluntary” patient; she was found by a court subsequently to lack capacity to make her own decisions. As a result of that finding, the court appointed a legal guardian to take responsibility for her welfare.
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