Treatment Advocacy Center

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The Treatment Advocacy Center is an American non-profit organization created by psychiatrist E. Fuller Torrey in 1998. Based in Arlington, Virginia,[1] the organization’s principal activity is promoting the passage and implementation of outpatient commitment laws and civil commitment laws and standards in individual states that allow people diagnosed with mental illness to be forcibly committed and medicated easily throughout the United States.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ Treatment Advocacy Center
  2. ^ "Response to National Review article" (PDF). National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery. 16 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Torrey, E. Fuller; Jaffe, D.J. (15 August 2013). "After Newtown". National Review. 
  4. ^ "The National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery". The National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2014. Dr. Torrey heads the Treatment Advocacy Center, whose mission is to expand the use of involuntary outpatient commitment (also called Assisted Outpatient Treatment, or AOT) throughout the country. 

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