Monday, March 08, 2010

All in the Mind - When Your Mind is Not Your Own: Community Treatment Orders

Interesting podcast, as always.

When Your Mind is Not Your Own: Community Treatment Orders

How do we balance human rights, social inclusion and risk when a mind goes off the rails? Is there value in enforced treatment and can it be justified?

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Man previously on a Community Treatment Order

Mary O'Hagan
Author and mental health advocate
Former Chair of the World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry
Former New Zealand Commissioner for Mental Health

Steven Segal
Director, Mental Health and Social Welfare Research Group
University of California

Further Information

All in the Mind blog
Or add your comments on this page on the All in the Mind website directly now too

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Read and comment on the draft edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)
You are invited to submit comments until April 20, 2010. After that time, this site will be available for viewing only.

The Mental Health Services Summer Forum, 2010

New South Wales Government Mental Health Tribunal

Community Treatment Orders and Restricted Community Treatment Orders Victoria
Booklet on Victorian Community Treatment Orders

Compulsory Community Treatment South Australia

Tasmania Mental Health Services

Brief Guide to the Mental Health Tribunal Queensland

West Australia Department of Health Information

Northern Territory Information on Community Management Orders

Out of their Minds Blog


Title: Draft edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5 - DRAFT)
Author: American Psychiatric Association
Publisher: 2010 American Psychiatric Association

Title: Use of community treatment orders to prevent psychiatric hospitalization
Author: Segal Steven, Burgess Phillip
Publisher: The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, 2008

Title: Factors in the Selection of Patients for Conditional Relase from their First Psychiatric Hospitalisation
Author: Steven P. Segal and Philip M. Burgess
Publisher: Psychiatric Services 57:1614-1622, November 2006

Title: Conditional Release: A Less Restrictive Alternative to Hospitalisation?
Author: Steven P. Segal, Philip M. Burgess

Title: A Stopover on my way home from Mars
Author: Mary O'Hagan

Title: Effect of Conditional Release From Hospitalization on Mortality Risk
Author: Steven P. Segal and Philip M. Burgess
Publisher: Psychiatric Services November, 2006

Title: Kracke v Mental Health Review Board [2009] VCAT 646 (23 April 2009)

Title: Force in Mental Health Services International User/Survivor Perspectives
Author: Mary O'Hagan
Publisher: Mental Health Practice, 2004, Volume 7, Part 5 pp 12-17

Title: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Outpatient Commitment in North Carolina
Author: Marvin S. Swartz, M.D, Jeffrey W. Swanson, Ph.D., Virginia A. Hiday, H. Ryan Wagner, Barbara J. Burns, and Randy Borum
Publisher: Psychiatric Services 52:325-329, March 2001

Title: Community Treatment Orders in Victoria: a clinico-ethical perspective
Author: Gunvant Patel
Publisher: Australasian Psychiatry, Volume 16, Issue 5 October 2008 , pages 340 - 343


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