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The Resource Committed : the battle over involuntary psychiatric care, Dinah Miller, MD & Annette Hanson, MD ; foreword by Pete Earley

Committed : the battle over involuntary psychiatric care, Dinah Miller, MD & Annette Hanson, MD ; foreword by Pete Earley

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Committed : the battle over involuntary psychiatric care
Title
Committed
Title remainder
the battle over involuntary psychiatric care
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Dinah Miller, MD & Annette Hanson, MD ; foreword by Pete Earley
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eng
Summary
"Every mass shooting in America raises the question of whether there would be fewer such shootings if people who have mental illness were locked away. Of course, some perpetrators were already being treated when they acted, and some never gave any sign that they might be dangerous before they acted. Nevertheless, the question of involuntary commitment comes up over and over again when a mass shooting occurs. In Committed, psychiatrists Dinah Miller and Anne Hanson offer a comprehensive account of the controversy surrounding involuntary psychiatric care in the United States. Through interviews and cases they explore the clinicians, consumers, advocates, institutions, and laws involved. They talk with people who have been involuntarily committed--both those who have been helped by this treatment and those who have been traumatized by it--and with doctors who believe that more people with mental illness should be treated, even against their will. They talk with families, policemen, ED staff, judges, someone from the Church of Scientology, representatives from NAMI and APA, and medical administrators of inpatient facilities. They explore practices such as seclusion and restraint, involuntary medications, and involuntary electroconvulsive therapy--all within the context of civil rights. Miller and Hanson explain why some people push for increased involuntary treatment while others view psychiatrists as money-hungry power mongers and their medications as the cause, not the cure, of symptoms. The authors take a middle view, advocating for the limited and judicious use of involuntary and humane psychiatric care as a last resort when someone poses a danger to themselves or others"--
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Miller, Dinah
Dewey number
362.2
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index present
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non fiction
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Hanson, Annette
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  • Mentally ill
  • Mental health services
  • Involuntary treatment
  • Psychiatric ethics
  • Commitment of Mentally Ill
  • Mental Health Services
  • Mentally Ill Persons
  • Psychotherapy
  • Public Policy
  • United States
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • MEDICAL
  • PSYCHOLOGY
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Committed : the battle over involuntary psychiatric care, Dinah Miller, MD & Annette Hanson, MD ; foreword by Pete Earley
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn947074803
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 298 pages
Isbn
9781421420783
Lccn
2016002161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)947074803
Label
Committed : the battle over involuntary psychiatric care, Dinah Miller, MD & Annette Hanson, MD ; foreword by Pete Earley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn947074803
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 298 pages
Isbn
9781421420783
Lccn
2016002161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)947074803

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