3. Mandated Psychiatric Treatment in the Community – Forms, Prevalence, Outcomes and Controversies

  1. Thomas W. Kallert1,2,3,
  2. Juan E. Mezzich4 and
  3. John Monahan5
  1. John Monahan

Published Online: 30 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470978573.ch3

Coercive Treatment in Psychiatry: Clinical, Legal and Ethical Aspects

Coercive Treatment in Psychiatry: Clinical, Legal and Ethical Aspects

How to Cite

Monahan, J. (2011) Mandated Psychiatric Treatment in the Community – Forms, Prevalence, Outcomes and Controversies, in Coercive Treatment in Psychiatry: Clinical, Legal and Ethical Aspects (eds T. W. Kallert, J. E. Mezzich and J. Monahan), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470978573.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Park Hospital Leipzig, Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Morawitzstrasse 2, Leipzig, 04289, Germany

  2. 2

    Soteria Hospital Leipzig, Morawitzstrasse 4, Leipzig, 04289, Germany

  3. 3

    Dresden University of Technology, Faculty of Medicine, Fetscherstrasse 74, Dresden, 01307, Germany

  4. 4

    New York University, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 5th Avenue and 100th Street, Box 1093, New York, NY, 10029-6574, USA

  5. 5

    University of Virginia, 580 Massie Road, Charlottesville, VA, 22903, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Virginia, 580 Massie Road, Charlottesville, VA, 22903, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470660720

Online ISBN: 9780470978573

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Keywords:

  • Mandated psychiatric treatment in the community – forms, prevalence, outcomes and controversies;
  • Controversial issues;
  • ‘even when they are ill’;
  • ‘Voluntariness – and, in particular, the absence of coercion’;
  • ‘a necessary condition of obligations grounded in agreement’;
  • ‘unambiguously coercive’;
  • ‘should be forced by law to… get treatment at a clinic or from a doctor’

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The forms of mandated community treatment

  • The prevalence of mandated community treatment

  • The clinical and societal outcomes associated with mandated community treatment

  • Controversial issues

  • Conclusion

  • References