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The Debate Over Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment

Many mental health experts say forcing someone into psychiatric care against their will can be necessary to protect people dangerous to themselves and others. But in some certain cases it is illegal, and some see involuntary commitment as a civil rights violation. A look at how patients can be both helped and traumatized by involuntary psychiatric care

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