The coercive imposition of mental health services has always been a flashpoint in mental health law. Debates on the involuntary inpatient hospitalization of persons with mental disorder date back centuries. Debates on whether people so hospitalized have a right to refuse mental health treatment are now several decades old.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Deborah L. Dennis
    • 1
  • John Monahan
    • 2
  1. 1.Policy Research Associates, Inc.DelmarUSA
  2. 2.School of LawUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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