An editorial in the November 2007 issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry highlights 2 recent studies from Australia – as well as a systematic review of existing research – which have found that compulsory community treatment for people with mental disorders is unlikely to reduce revolving door care.
This finding illustrates how health policy remains determined by social or political factors as much as by evidence, they say.
In the meantime, the authors add, it might be more appropriate to acknowledge openly the limits of our knowledge, rather than rely on the illusion that evidence exists.
Click here and see the latest research to be ignored by the folks at the Treatment Advocacy Center, perhaps because it merely confirms what they most desire but can’t permit themselves to say.
Likewise, it’s to that busy contingent of mental health advocates I dedicate our music video of the week. Enjoy, TAC, it’s all about the hope.
Radiohead. Exit Music