In the New York Times Sunday Review, Irene Hurford, a psychiatrist, reflects on the ethics of forced treatment for psychosis. “As doctors,” she writes, “we expect those with psychosis to realize that their reality is false, and to agree that they need treatment. Perhaps unsurprisingly, they often don’t, exhibiting what we refer to as ‘lack of insight.’ If, however, lack of insight is defined as a failure to accept an alternative view of reality, then do the rest of us lack insight, too?”
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