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Volume 7, suplement 3

Original article

Simulated depression

JERZY POBOCHA1
1. Katedra i Klinika Psychiatrii PAM w Szczecinie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1998, 7, suplement 3 (8), 133-138
Keywords: Simulated depression, forensic-psychiatric examination

Abstract

The author reviews the literature on simulated depression. He describes four cases of prisoners sentenced for various very serious crimes against property. Simulated depression during forensic-psychiatric examinations. He shows that careful observation of the prisoners' mental stale and analysis of their psychopathological symptoms allowed him to tell pseudodepression from genuine affective disorders.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Jerzy Pobocha,
Katedra i Klinika Psychiatrii PAM,
ul. Broniewskiego 26,
71-460 Szczecin