Monday, November 07, 2005

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


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