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Welfare & Institution Code 15610.53

California Welfare & Institutions Code ยง 15610.53

Under California law, "Mental suffering" means fear,
agitation, confusion, severe depression, or other
forms of serious emotional distress that is brought
about by forms of intimidating behavior, threats,
harassment, or by deceptive acts performed or false
or misleading statements made with malicious intent to
agitate, confuse, frighten, or cause severe depression
or serious emotional distress of the elder or
dependent adult.