In re Dawn H.

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2012 IL App (2d) 111013
Decision Date: 
August 20, 2012
District: 
2d Dist.
Division/County: 
Kane Co.
Justice: 
JORGENSEN
Holding: 
Affirmed.
Court properly authorized involuntary administration of psychotropic medication to Respondent, age 30, with 12-year history of mental illness and diagnosis of bipolar disorder with psychosis. Treating psychiatrist's testimony as to purpose of each drug, comparison of side effects of various mood stabilizers, and Respondent's pretreatment condition illuminated need to effectuate specific treatment purposes, and satisfied standards for evidence of benefits of each drug. (HUTCHINSON and SCHOSTOK, concurring.)