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Psychiatric Services Editor Lisa Dixon, M.D., M.P.H., and Podcast Editor and co-host Josh Berezin, M.D., M.S., discuss key aspects of research recently published by Psychiatric Services. Tune in to learn about the latest mental health services research and why it is relevant. Topics include community-based treatment programs, collaborative care, evidence-based treatment and service delivery, criminal and social justice, policy analysis, and more.

Nov 22, 2022

Nathaniel P. Morris, M.D., joins Dr. Dixon and Dr. Berezin to discuss an evidence-based approach to involuntary psychiatric hospitalization.  Dr. Morris is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco.

  • How did you get interested in this topic? [00:51]
  • What is involuntary psychiatric hospitalization? [02:28]
  • How does it vary by state and nationally? [04:46]
  • What don't we know about the evidence behind involuntary psychiatric hospitalization? [05:46]
  • What are the challenges of investigating involuntary hospitalization? [07:32]
  • What is meant by “involuntary” [09:49]
  • Lack of evidence [11:55]
  • How do you approach studying this subject? [14:12]
  • Alternatives to involuntary hospitalization [17:33]
  • Who gets hospitalized? [19:27]
  • Open Forum [21:30]
  • What does public tracking mean? [22:50]
  • How can we manage this if we don't even know anything about the practice across this country? [23:58]


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