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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - May 29, 2014

The Divide Over Involuntary Mental Health Treatment

More of Illinois Public Media's coverage on mental health care.

By Kirk Siegler

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(Duration: 3:57)

Involuntary commitment to a hospital for mental illness can be a lengthy and complex process. A California law makes mandatory outpatient treatment an option.

The attacks near the University of California, Santa Barbara, are renewing focus on programs aimed at requiring treatment for people who are mentally ill as a way to prevent mass shootings and other violence.

Categories: Health, Mental Health





NPR - Illinois Public Media News - May 27, 2014

Military Plans To Test Brain Implants To Fight Mental Disorders

By Jon Hamilton

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(Duration: 3:47)

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, is launching a $70 million program to help military personnel with psychiatric disorders using electronic devices implanted in the brain.


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