Patient Dies after water therapy

Number 763
Subject Mental Health
Source Star (Kansas City, Mo.)
State Missouri
Year 1979
Publication Date Sept. 18, 20, 23, Oct. 1, 3, 7, 8, 12, 1979
Summary Kansas City Star investigates policies that led to death-by-therapy for a retarded patient at a Missouri state mental hospital; she died after being forced to drink mass quantities of water, an unauthorized behavior-modification technique aimed at curing her of her compulsion to drink water.
Category General
Pages 15
Keywords mental health; death; Missouri; therapy; behavior-modification
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