Coercion and Aggressive Community Treatment

A New Frontier in Mental Health Law

  • Deborah L. Dennis
  • John Monahan

Part of the The Springer Series in Social Clinical Psychology book series (SSSC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Deborah L. Dennis, John Monahan
      Pages 1-9
  3. Coercion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. John Monahan, Steven K. Hoge, Charles W. Lidz, Marlene M. Eisenberg, Nancy S. Bennett, William P. Gardner et al.
      Pages 13-28
    3. Virginia Aldigé Hiday
      Pages 29-47
  4. Coercion and Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Ezra Susser, Brenda Roche
      Pages 73-84
    3. Margarita Lopez
      Pages 85-92
  5. The Social Context of Aggressive Community Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Henry Korman, Diane Engster, Bonnie M. Milstein
      Pages 95-113
    3. Suzan Hurley Cogswell
      Pages 115-125
  6. Research Agenda on Coercion in the Community

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Anne M. Lovell
      Pages 147-166
  7. Coercion in the Community

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Jessica Wilen Berg, Richard J. Bonnie
      Pages 169-196
    3. Kim Hopper
      Pages 197-212
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 213-219

About this book


Forced hospitalization of people with mental disorders has long been a critical issue in the mental health services. Coercion and Aggressive Community Treatment is the first sustained description and analysis of what happens when `aggressive' treatment becomes `coerced' treatment. Mental health professionals poignantly discuss the tension they feel between wanting to do everything to treat desperately ill people and the need to respect the rights of these same people who want to make their own decisions, even if this means forgoing treatment.


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Editors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-9729-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-9727-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2528
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