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Civil commitment to outpatient psychotherapy: a case study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3768539     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Commitment to outpatient psychiatric treatment evolved in the courts to protect patients' right to freedom from compulsory hospitalization. This ruling has been criticized by the psychiatric profession, who prioritize treatment rather than liberty. The following case demonstrates the use of commitment as a therapeutic tool in the psychotherapy of a woman with severe borderline pathology. Although the use of coercion in psychotherapy is controversial, its potential use and its ramifications on transference and countertransference issues are discussed.
K Schneider-Braus
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0091-634X     ISO Abbreviation:  Bull Am Acad Psychiatry Law     Publication Date:  1986  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-12-01     Completed Date:  1986-12-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503424     Medline TA:  Bull Am Acad Psychiatry Law     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  273-9     Citation Subset:  E; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Commitment of Mentally Ill
Mandatory Programs*
Mental Disorders / therapy
Mentally Ill Persons*
Risk Assessment
United States

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