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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2003  |  Volume : 45  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 155-157

The Nature and Extent of the use of Physical Restraint and Seclusion in Psychiatric Practice : Report of a Survey


1 International Fellow, Pierremont Unit, Darlington Memorial Hospital, UK
2 95A, Model Gram Ludhiana 141002, India
3 Professor & Head, Lady Hardinge Medical College & Associated Hospitals, New Delhi 110 001, India
4 Senior Resident, Lady Hardinge Medical College & Associated Hospitals, New Delhi 110 001, India
5 Senior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Lady Hardinge Medical College & Associated Hospitals, New Delhi 110 001, India

Correspondence Address:
Utpal Goswami
Professor & Head, Lady Hardinge Medical College & Associated Hospitals, New Delhi 110 001, India

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Restraint and seclusion has been used to manage patients despite all controversies. Our study analyzed the opinions of different psychiatrists on the use of this method in their clinical practice. Most of them (80%) practice restraints as a treatment modality and believe that they are integral to the management of psychiatric patients. None is using seclusion.



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