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Restraint versus treatment: seclusion as discussed in the Boston State Hospital case
Am J Psychiatry 1980;137:718-719.
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The recent Boston State Hospital case in Massachusetts produced, among other results, a decision that highlights areas of gross conceptual nonalignment between law and psychiatry on the subject of seclusion. The author presents a critique of aspects of the decision that have important implications for the psychiatric use of seclusion and explores related problem areas in the relationship between law and psychiatry.

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