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The importance of user controlled research on coercion

Coercion in psychiatry is one of the main topics in user/survivor movement worldwide. At the same time user controlled research in this field is almost non existent [1, 2]. The reasons for this situation will be analyzed, the need for research on coercion and the obstacles that research done by users/survivors faces. The presentation will also outline possible methodologies, their advantages and their potential.


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Russo, J. The importance of user controlled research on coercion. BMC Psychiatry 7, S59 (2007).

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