A different perspective is offered in several related articles in the May issue. For example, the study by Link and colleagues (2) suggests that assisted outpatient treatment reduces arrest rates, and Sheehan and Burns (3) report an inverse relationship between perception of coercion and the quality of the therapeutic relationship. Perhaps Dr. LeBel's conclusions would have been more balanced had she also considered these findings. As I suggested in a letter in 2009 (4), and as Link and colleagues (2) discuss in some detail, coercion is not a categorical variable but a dimensional one. As such, it cannot be considered an all-or-nothing phenomenon. Similarly, research into this complex phenomenon, which is potentially present in all relationships, must be multifaceted and must value all relevant perspectives. Although there is certainly a need for research into coercion from a consumer perspective, we know far too little about this complex process to conclude that any research is “flawed” because the researchers are observers but not participants.