As i understand it psychiatric slavery is when humans earn money from psychiatric coercion and nonconsensual psychiatry. Civil commitment and the insanity defense form the foundations of psychiatric slavery. I believe psychiatric holds are part of the foundations of psychiatric slavery too. Humans can attempt to exert control over the thoughts and behaviors of different humans through the implicit and/or explicit threat of psychiatric coercion and nonconsensual psychiatry (psychiatric slavery). Psychiatrist Thomas Szasz wrote a book entitled Psychiatric Slavery.