Anosognosia and schizophrenia: the ethical intersection of insight, treatment and coercion
- Involuntary Treatment and Forcibly Restraining Patients: Ethics Commentary. ROBERTSON, MICHAEL // Asian Bioethics Review;Sep2013, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p230
The author offers his ethical commentary on a case study related to involuntary treatment and forcibly restraining patients. He notes that the patient's mental illness which impaired her insight and judgement is denying her of a potentially life-saving treatment, such as the electroconvulsive...
- From Rogers to Rivers: The Rights of the Mentally Ill to Refuse Medication. Clayton, Ellen Wright // American Journal of Law & Medicine;1987, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p7
Many individuals with mental illness wish to avoid psychotropic drugs, a type of treatment that may relieve their symptoms only at the risk of unpleasant, even permanent, side effects. In marked contrast to the widely-held view that most patients may refuse any treatment and that even patients...
- Long-term effects of involuntary hospitalization on medication adherence, treatment engagement and perception of coercion. Jaeger, Susanne; Pfiffner, Carmen; Weiser, Prisca; Längle, Gerhard; Croissant, Daniela; Schepp, Wiltrud; Kilian, Reinhold; Becker, Thomas; Eschweiler, Gerhard; Steinert, Tilman // Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology;Nov2013, Vol. 48 Issue 11, p1787
Purpose: The purpose of the study was to examine the long-term influence of involuntary hospitalization on medication adherence, engagement in out-patient treatment and perceived coercion to treatment participation. Methods: In a naturalistic observational multi-centre study, 290 voluntarily and...
- Coercion and Community Treatment Orders (CTOs): One Step Forward, Two Steps Back? Mfoafo-M'Carthy, Magnus; Williams, Charmaine C. // Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health;Spring2010, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p69
The shift from hospital-based care to community-based programs for people with serious and persistent mental illnesses has led to the creation of numerous treatment programs, including the recent implementation of community treatment orders (CTOs). This form of mandated outpatient commitment is...
- Guidelines for treating mental illness. Ventura, Marissa J. // RN;Jan97, Vol. 60 Issue 1, p12
Features the `Experts Consensus Treatment Guidelines' developed for the treatment of Americans with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Availability of seminars on the use of the guidelines; Contact information.
- Relationship Between Schizophrenia and Diabetes Mellitus: Consideration Based on Physiogenomics Data. Wiwanitkit, Somsri; Wiwanitkit, Viroj // Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine;Apr-Jun2013, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p223
A letter to the editor is presented which discusses the significance of understanding the relationship between diabetes mellitus and schizophrenia in psychological medicine.
- guest editorial. // Psychiatric Annals;2015, Vol. 45 Issue 11, p545
An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses various reports within the issue on topics including the treatment of early-onset schizophrenia, the importance of therapeutic modalities on the long-term outcomes for young patients, and historic background of approaching schizophrenia.
- Mandated Psychiatric Treatment. Torrey, E. Fuller // Health Affairs;Nov/Dec2003, Vol. 22 Issue 6, p280
Focuses on the treatment of people with severe psychiatric disorder. Information on anosognosia in people suffering from stroke or brain damage; Safety measure of high quality mental health care.
- Pharmacoeconomic perspective on antipsychotic therapy:Managing costs and maximizing treatment outcomes. Love, Raymond C. // American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;11/15/2002, Vol. 59 Issue 22, pS3
Introduces a series of papers focusing on a pharmacoeconomic perspective on antipsychotic therapy. Impact of mental illness on medical care costs; Long-term and disabling nature of schizophrenia; Emergence of atypical antipsychotic drug therapy, a less toxic option for the treatment of...