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Volume 9, suplement 2

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Diagnosis of personality disorders in the expert opinions of Lithuanian forensic psychologists in homicide cases

AUDRONE GLINSKIENE1
1. Litewskiej Państwowej Służby Psychiatrii i NarkologiiSądowejprzy Ministerstwie Ochrony Zdrowia w Wilnie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 2000, 9, suplement 2(10), 279-281
Keywords: person alit y disorders, forensic psychological examination

Abstract

The problems confronting forensicpsychiatrists and the latter's role are discussed onthe basis of data gathered by the Department of Forensic Psychiatry in Utena in 1994-1998. ICD-10was used to assess typical personality features anddiagnostic categories. The contribution of the psychologistto the complex forensic psychiatric examinationis emphasised and the need to introduce thelimited accountability clause is stressed.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Audrone Glinskiene, National Ser vice oj Forensic Psychiatry and Narcology in Lithuania, Kijelaviciaus 121, 2048 Vilnius