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Volume 11, suplement 1

Problemy orzecznicze

Diagnostic difficulties in psychiatric expertise concerning affective disorders

KATARZYNA KAMIŃSKA1, STANISŁAW IZDEBSKI1, Jan Koziełł1
1. Wojewódzkiego Ośrodka Lecznictwa Psychiatrycznego w Toruniu
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 2002, 11, suplement 1 (14), 115-120
Keywords: affective disorders, psychiatric court expertise, case report
Abstract

Diagnostic problems and ensuing difficulties encountered in psychiatric court opinions are presented in the paper. Different conclusions of psychiatric expertises issued in the years 1993-1997 are cited and reasons of the delay in the proper diagnosis establishment are discussed (the patient was diagnosed with mental disorder in the ninth psychiatric examination carried out in succession for the purposes of court expertise).

Address for correspondence:
Dr Katarzyna Kamińska,
Wojewódzki Ośrodek
Lecznictwa Psychiatrycznego,
ul. Mickiewicza 24126, 87-100 Toruń