Year: 1982 Source: New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1982. p.188-208 SIEC No: 19870932

Discusses efforts in recent years aimed at abolishing or reducing involuntary commitment of the mentally ill & the suicidal. Issues such as diagnosis, hospitalization, revisions of commitment standards, & the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act in California are explored, & the legal, social, & economic problems created by the introduction of due process protections & advocacy services are examined. (43 refs.) (LH)