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Committed: Table of Contents


© 2016 The Johns Hopkins University Press
Foreword by Pete Earley ix
Before We Get Started xv Part 1 THE PATIENTS 1
1 Eleanor and the Case against Involuntary Hospitalization 3
2 Lily and the Case for Civil Commitment 9
Part 2: THE BATTLEGROUND 17
3 In Favor of Involuntary Treatments 19
E. Fuller Torrey and the Treatment Advocacy Center 20 Ronald Honberg and the National Alliance on Mental Illness 24 Paul Summergrad and the American Psychiatric Association 29
4 Against Involuntary Treatments 34
Citizens Commission on Human Rights 34 Celia Brown, Janet Foner, and MindFreedom International 36 Daniel Fisher and the National Empowerment Center 42 Ira Burnim and the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law 46
Part 3: CIVIL RIGHTS 51
5 Eleanor, Lily, and the Process of Civil Commitment 53
6 Christina Schumacher and the History of Civil Commitment Laws 61
Part 4: THE HOSPITAL 75
7 Scott Davis on Law Enforcement and Crisis Intervention Teams 77
8 Leonard Skivorski and the Emergency Department 95
9 Eleanor’s Hospital Experience 113
10 Ray DePaulo and Inpatient Psychiatry at a University Hospital 122
11 Steven Sharfstein, Bruce Hershfield, and Free-Standing Psychiatric Hospitals 133
12 Annette Hanson and the Use of Seclusion and Restraint 141
13 Anthony Kelly and Involuntary Medications 151
14 Jim and Involuntary Electroconvulsive Therapy 164
Part 5:INVOLUNTARY OUTPATIENT COMMITMENT 177
15 Marsha and Outpatient Civil Commitment 179
16 Outpatient Commitment on the Books 186
17 Jack Lesser and Mental Health Courts 200
Part 6: A DANGER TO SELF OR OTHERS 213
18 Dan, Guns, and Mental Illness 215
19 Bryan Stanley, Violence, and Psychiatric Illness 228
20 Amy and Involuntary Treatment for Suicide Prevention 239
21 Will Forcing Treatment on People with Psychiatric Disorders Prevent Mass Murders? 247
Part 7:FUTURE DIRECTIONS 255
22 Transforming the Battleground 257