Monthly Archives: November 2011

New Article Series: “Lives Restored: Living With Schizophrenia”

The New York Times recently printed the fourth article in a series it is calling “Lives Restored: Living With Schizophrenia”, about managing severe mental illness.The series profiles people who are functioning normally despite severe mental illness and have chosen to … Continue reading

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New Residential Treatment Resource: Yellowbrick

Yellowbrick is a Chicago-based private, physician-owned and operated psychiatric healthcare organization that provides a full-spectrum, specialized approach to the emotional, psychological and developmental challenges of emerging adults. Yellowbrick recognizes and addresses the unique challenges of the emerging adult population through … Continue reading

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New Research Subsection: Legal

Far too many people with mental illness become entangled in the criminal justice system. To assist family members or other individuals who might advocate for a person with a mental illness involved in the criminal justice system, NAMI NJ has … Continue reading

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New Article: An Ethical Framework for Psychiatry

Medical bioethics is a broad subject. Of all the medical disciplines, perhaps the most enmeshed in medical bioethics is psychiatry. This is particularly true around questions of compulsory treatment, which seem to arise more frequently in the realm of psychiatry. … Continue reading

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New Link: ScattergoodEthics

The Scattergood Program for the Applied Ethics of Behavioral Healthcare (ScattergoodEthics) is based at the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania and is dedicated to education, research, and resource development for the field of psychiatric, mental, and behavioral … Continue reading

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New Article: Influence and Coercion: Relational vs. Rights-Based Ethical Approaches

PsychOdyssey has added a new article to the syllabus of PsychOdyssey 350: Compulsory Treatment. It is: Olsen, D. P. (2003), Influence and Coercion: Relational and Rights-Based Ethical Approaches Ethical Approaches to Forced Psychiatric Treatment. Journal of Pyschiatric and Mental Health … Continue reading

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New Resource: Involuntary Civil Commitments Resource Binder

New Jersey Courts (www.njcourts.com) has developed an interesting and useful summary of New Jersey legal procedures for involuntary civil commitments, called Involuntary Civil  Commitments–A Resource Binder. By “civil commitments”, we’re not talking about same-sex unions. Instead, the subject is the … Continue reading

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New Article: Civil Commitment–The American Experience

A current case on which PyschOdyssey is working involves involuntary civil commitment, which is also the subject of a PsychOdyssey Academy course. Our research has come across a helpful survey article by Stuart A. Anfang and Paul S. Appelbaum about … Continue reading

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