Almost a Revolution: Mental Health Law & the Limits of Change

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Doubts about the reality of mental illness and the benefits of psychiatric treatment helped foment a revolution in the law's attitude toward mental disorders over the last 25 years. Legal reformers pushed for laws to make it more difficult to hospitalize and treat people with mental illness, and easier to punish them when they committed criminal acts. Advocates of reform promised vast changes in how our society deals with the mentally ill; opponents warily predicted chaos and mass suffering. Now, with the tide of reform ...

Almost a Revolution: Mental Health Law & the Limits of Change 1994, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195068801

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