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The Public's View of the Competence Dangerousness, and Need for Legal Coercion of Persons with Mental Health Problems
Author(s): Bernice Pescosolido, John Monahan, Bruce Link, Ann Stueve, Saeko Kikuzawa
Publication Date: 1999
OBJECTIVES: The authors examined Americans' opinions about financial and treatment competence of people with mental health problems, potential for harm to self or others, and the use of legal means to force treatment. METHODS: The 1996 General Social Survey provided interview data with a nationally representative sample (n = 1444). Respondents were given a vignette based on diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia, major depression, alcohol dependen...