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Volume 7, suplement 2

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Remote sequelae of concentration camp experience: a case study

Józef Kocur1, WINCENTY TRYZNO1
1. Instytutu Medycyny Wojskowej Akademii Medycznej w Łodzi
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1998, 7, suplement 2 (7), 113-115
Keywords: mental disorders, concentration camp confinement, court opinion, case study

Abstract

A case is presented of a patient born in a concentration camp, then transferred to an orphanage, an UNRRA center, and adopted after the war. Due to numerous chronic physical complaints and psychological dysfunctions he was many times submitted to in- and outpatient treatment, as well as to examinations conducted for the purposes of medical court opinion. In the procedure of court opinions preparation association was found between the patient's disorders and his concentration camp experiences, including his early childhood exposure to various detrimental factors inherent the concentration camp life.

Address for correspondence:
Prof. Józef Kocur,
Instytut Medycyny Wojskowej WAM,
ul. Żeligowskiego 7/9,
90-752 Łódź