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(p. 69) Empirical Foundations and Limits 

(p. 69) Empirical Foundations and Limits
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(p. 69) Empirical Foundations and Limits
Author(s):

Debra A. Pinals

and Douglas Mossman

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780195329148.003.0003
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date: 20 October 2020

Chapter 3 discusses empirical foundations and limits of evaluation for civil commitment. This includes epidemiology and psychiatric characteristics of civil committees, research on assessment practices, decisions for commitment, the effectiveness of involuntary hospitalization, values and limitations of coerced treatment, and on outpatient commitment.

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