Mad in Greece: Who is afraid of the abolition of psychiatric confinement?

From Mad in Greece: Compulsion continues to be a central pillar of psychiatry. It has two distinct but interrelated aspects. Firstly, the deprivation of liberty through the mechanism of involuntary hospitalization and secondly the forced – i.e. without the patient’s full and informed consent – ​​medication, electroconvulsive therapy (commonly electroshock) and other medical interventions including lobotomy (or leukotomy) which although relatively rare now, it is still used.

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