Editors note: In February, the American Psychological Association (APA) passed a resolution on human rights that failed to take a stance on forced treatment. The International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry (ISEPP) is petitioning the APA to amend its resolution so it is consistent with the United Nations’ condemnation of that practice. Here is a pdf of the petition, which can also be found at change.org.
APA Resolution 2
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