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Psychiatric diagnosis in legal settings

South African Journal of Psychiatry


 
 
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Title Psychiatric diagnosis in legal settings
 
Creator Allan, Alfred
 
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Description When asked to give a diagnosis in legal settings practitioners should be mindful of the tentative nature of psychiatric diag- noses and that courts require that such a diagnosis must have scientific credibility. South African courts are not explicit about the test they will apply to determine whether a diagno- sis is scientifically credible, but some guidance can be found in United States case law. This paper examines these criteria with reference to the disorders included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR).
 
Publisher AOSIS Publishing
 
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Date 2005-12-01
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajpsychiatry.v11i2.100
 
Source South African Journal of Psychiatry; Vol 11, No 2 (2005); 4 2078-6786 1608-9685
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://sajp.org.za/index.php/sajp/article/view/100/89
 
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