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Volume 9, suplement 2

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Forensic psychological expertise in histrionic personality disorders – two cases

EWA WASZKIEWICZ-BIAŁEK1, EWA SZABLEWSKA2
1. Krajowego Zespołu Konsultanta Medycznego w dziedzinie Psychiatrii
2. Kliniki Psychiatrii Sądowej IPiN w Pruszkowie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 2000, 9, suplement 2(10), 301-306
Keywords: personality disorders, accountability, forensic psychological opinion, differential diagnosis

Abstract

Diagnosis of personality disorders for the forensic psychological expert opinion is the source of much controversy, particularly in less typical cases. The author suggests a list of cognitive, affective and behavioural symptoms which may be helpful in differential diagnosis for forensic psychological purposes. Irrational behaviour and psychologically confusing motives for the crime were the criteria used to select cases for the present study.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Ewa Waszkiewicz-Bialek, III Klinika Psychiatryczna IPiN,
Al. Sobieskiego 1/9, 02-957 Warszawa