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Involuntary Commitment

2002-05-23 16:23:01+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

David Chess had an interesting experience on a flight to New York, which leads to some musings about involuntary commitment.

[ related topics: Psychology, Psychiatry and Personality ]

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#Comment made: 2002-05-24 00:38:07+00 by: Shawn

Damn, that's spooky. Not having been in, around or even known anyone associated with such a situation, I'm too off balance to have an opinion on a course of action (except for the victim to fight hard and dirty). The whole concept just wiggs me out...

#Comment made: 2002-05-24 01:19:52+00 by: Pete

"Victim?" That's hardly been established.

#Comment made: 2002-05-24 03:21:40+00 by: David

Yeah, that was exactly my own problem; never having been around anything like it before, I just kept on walking. I wish I'd been at least as bold as the guy in the seat ahead of me; then at least I'd have had some clue as to what was going on. Hindsight is so irritating... DC

#Comment made: 2002-05-24 19:32:15+00 by: Shawn

Any advice or opinion I may give regarding victimness is conditional on there actually being a victim, and is immediately rescinded upon loss of said caveat.