1998 suplement 3


Volume 7, suplement 3

Original article

Current manifestations of reactive disorder s in committers of manslaughter, economic crimes, road accidents and family abuse

1. Kliniki Psychiatrii Sądowej IPiN w Pruszkowie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1998, 7, suplement 3 (8), 139-156
Keywords: reactive disorders, homicide, economic crime, forensic-psychiatric opinions


The authors present clinical portraits of reactive disorders in several groups selected on the basis of the nature of illegal offences committed in 1991-1997. All in all, 520 forensic-psychiatric observations were submitted to analysis, allowing comparison with Lidia Uszkiewiczowa's findings. Attention is drawn to the major changes in the manifestations of reactive disorders as well as the relationships between reactive disorders and selected categories of crime. This relationship differs significantly from those suggested the 1960-1970 report. Analysis of current trends has revealed new psycho-social and legal determinants of reactive conditions and suggests that such disorder s were erroneously diagnosed in the past.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Zdzisław Majchrzyk,
Klinika Psychiatrii Sądowej IPiN,
ul. Partyzantów 2/4,
05-802 Pruszków