Volume 7 Supplement 1

World Psychiatric Association (WPA) Thematic Conference. Coercive Treatment in Psychiatry: A Comprehensive Review

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Involuntary outpatient treatment: the data and controversy

  • Marvin Swartz1
BMC Psychiatry20077(Suppl 1):S28

DOI: 10.1186/1471-244X-7-S1-S28

Published: 19 December 2007

Involuntary Outpatient Commitment, also referred to as Assisted Outpatient Treatment or Community Treatment Orders, are controversial civil court procedures whereby judges may order non-adherent mentally ill individuals to comply with treatment. This presentation will summarize the data and controversy about these procedures and put them in the context of the larger debate about the use of coercion in mental health treatment.

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center

Copyright

© Swartz; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2007

This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd.

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