FORCED TREATMENT

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Term that is applied to any therapy that is given to a person against their will. It often refers to unusual or hazardous treatment such as a lobotomy or electroconvulsive therapy.

FORCED TREATMENT: "Joe had electroconvulsive therapy as a forced treatment."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "FORCED TREATMENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/forced-treatment/ (accessed July 1, 2022).

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