Controversial Treatment for Mentally Ill Showing Positive Results
A study has found that a controversial program that orders patients with severe mental illness to receive treatment when they are not hospitalized has had positive results.
For some people with severe mental illness, life is a cycle of hospitalization, skipped medication, decline and then rehospitalization. They may deny they have psychiatric disorders, refuse treatment and cascade into out-of-control behavior that can be threatening to themselves or others.
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