Q&A: John Thompson, MD Forensic Neuropsychiatry and Addiction

Q&A: John Thompson, MD Forensic Neuropsychiatry and Addiction

Interviewed by Mark Gold, MD FEATURED ADDICTION EXPERT: John Thompson, MD Professor, Chair, and Director, Division of Forensic Neuropsychiatry Founding Director, Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry Tulane University School of Medicine Nora Volkow has described addiction as a disease of free will. Our group has shown for impaired professionals that coerced or involuntary treatment has the same outcome as voluntary treatment. What are your thoughts about involuntary hospitalization for addicts? Don’t you think many of the addicts who have died during...

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