Rosko on Thakkar-Schaler dialogue
The assertion "90+% of patients are voluntary"is specious and misleading and ignores the following indelicate fact; namely, that ALL psychiatry is practiced under the shadow of involuntary commitment - EVERY interaction between psychiatrist and client can potentially result in involuntary "hospitalization" - thus, no psychiatric intervention can ever be truly voluntary.
A possibility once is a necessity forever.
Tom Rosko, MD
Cf A Dialogue between Vatsal Thakkar and Jeffrey Schaler, August 28, 2005