Is There an Alternative to Seclusion or Mechanical Restraint?

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Sir: The treatment of agitated patients has been reviewed in the literature.1 We would like to comment on the use of restraints and seclusion for such patients. We agree that mechanical restraints or seclusion should be the last measure used in the majority of cases, but think that application of such methods is sometimes necessary.

Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2007;9(3):239-240 [letter]