Objectives. To analyze difficulties encountered in the forensic psychiatric assessment of a case involving biological consequences of impact of a psychological stressor.
Case. In the report biological effects of a psychological stressor in the person in a post-stroke state are outlined. Difficulties in formulating the expert opinion are discussed and theoretical assumptions that determined its final shape are justified.
Commentary. A hypothetical cause-effect relationship was proposed to explain the sudden breakdown in the patient's health in the reported case.