Title

Commentary and analysis: the Draft Act Governing Hospitalization of the Mentally Ill: its genesis and its legacy

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry

Publication Date

2-2-2000

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Commitment of Mentally Ill; History, 20th Century; Hospitalization; Humans; Legislation, Medical; Mental Disorders; Paternal Behavior; United States

Disciplines

Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences

Abstract

As a follow-up to the preceding article first published in the February 1953 issue, Paul Appelbaum, M.D., offers a commentary and analysis on the revised Draft Act Governing Hospitalization of the Mentally Ill. He includes its psychiatric context in the five-year period between 1951 and 1955 and later developments related to involuntary commitment.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Psychiatr Serv. 2000 Feb;51(2):190-4.

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.)

PubMed ID

10655001