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AUTISTICTV show singer's mental health probed.

AN autistic singer became depressed after suffering a "humiliating" experience on a TV talent show, a judge has heard. She had been embarrassed by her performance, dropped out of college and displayed "risky behaviours", Mr Justice Cobb was told. Council social services officials had subsequently launched proceedings in the specialist Court of Protection - where judges consider matters relating to sick and vulnerable people - after health staff became concerned about her mental capabilities.

Details emerged in a written ruling by the judge following the latest round of Court of Protection litigation.

The judge said he had been asked to analyse issues relating to her mental capacity to make decisions at a Court of Protection hearing in Newcastle. He did not identify the woman or the talent show.

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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jan 20, 2016
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