Mandatory treatment from the family's perspective.

H. P. Lefley

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Families' difficulties in getting treatment for highly disruptive, assaultive, or suicidal family members are compounded by patients' resistance, their resentment if relative seek forced interventions, and systemic and legal barriers to timely care. Consumer services and outreach may be a route to voluntary treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-16
Number of pages10
JournalNew directions for mental health services
Issue number75
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997


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