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Endorsement of personal benefit of outpatient commitment among persons with severe mental illness.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Swartz, MS; Swanson, JW; Monahan, J
Published in: Psychol Public Policy Law
2003

This study examines whether individuals who experienced involuntary outpatient commitment (OPC) attribute benefit to this intervention. It was found that the majority of experimental subjects who underwent a period of OPC did not personally endorse OPC's benefits at the end of the study, either because they did not think it improved treatment adherence or because they rejected their own need for continued treatment. However, at the end of the study, a positive appraisal of benefit was roughly twice as likely among subjects who actually experienced positive treatment outcomes. These data provide little support for acceptance and "gratitude" as a rationale to support decision making about OPC continuation. Rather, clinicians need to rely on other clinical and empirical data for such decision making.

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Psychol Public Policy Law

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ISSN

1076-8971

Publication Date

2003

Volume

9

Issue

1-2

Start / End Page

70 / 93

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Treatment Outcome
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Mentally Ill Persons
  • Humans
  • Data Collection
  • Criminology
  • Community Mental Health Services
  • Commitment of Mentally Ill
  • Coercion
 

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Swartz, M. S., Swanson, J. W., & Monahan, J. (2003). Endorsement of personal benefit of outpatient commitment among persons with severe mental illness. Psychol Public Policy Law, 9(1–2), 70–93. https://doi.org/10.1037/1076-8971.9.1-2.70
Swartz, Marvin S., Jeffrey W. Swanson, and John Monahan. “Endorsement of personal benefit of outpatient commitment among persons with severe mental illness.Psychol Public Policy Law 9, no. 1–2 (2003): 70–93. https://doi.org/10.1037/1076-8971.9.1-2.70.
Swartz MS, Swanson JW, Monahan J. Endorsement of personal benefit of outpatient commitment among persons with severe mental illness. Psychol Public Policy Law. 2003;9(1–2):70–93.
Swartz, Marvin S., et al. “Endorsement of personal benefit of outpatient commitment among persons with severe mental illness.Psychol Public Policy Law, vol. 9, no. 1–2, 2003, pp. 70–93. Pubmed, doi:10.1037/1076-8971.9.1-2.70.
Swartz MS, Swanson JW, Monahan J. Endorsement of personal benefit of outpatient commitment among persons with severe mental illness. Psychol Public Policy Law. 2003;9(1–2):70–93.

Published In

Psychol Public Policy Law

DOI

ISSN

1076-8971

Publication Date

2003

Volume

9

Issue

1-2

Start / End Page

70 / 93

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Treatment Outcome
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Mentally Ill Persons
  • Humans
  • Data Collection
  • Criminology
  • Community Mental Health Services
  • Commitment of Mentally Ill
  • Coercion