The psychiatrist in the community vs the district psychiatrist. Two sides of the coin. The problem of involuntary commitment

Med Law. 1990;9(6):1236-41.


Psychiatrists often come into contact with mentally ill patients whom they believe would benefit from medical treatment. However, the legal requirements of a commitment order present a frustrating, and sometimes unnecessary, obstacle to such treatment.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Commitment of Mentally Ill / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Community Psychiatry*
  • Humans
  • Israel
  • Male
  • Paranoid Disorders / psychology*
  • Paranoid Disorders / therapy
  • Treatment Refusal