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Uncompleted extended suicide – discussion on the boundaries of psychosis based on a case study
 
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Department of Psychiatry, Medical Uniwersity of Silesia in Katowice, Faculty of Medical Sciences in Zabrze
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Szymon Florek   

Department of Psychiatry, Medical Uniwersity of Silesia in Katowice, Faculty of Medical Sciences in Zabrze
Submission date: 2021-02-03
Final revision date: 2021-04-14
Acceptance date: 2021-04-19
Online publication date: 2021-06-23
Publication date: 2021-06-23
 
 
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Summary The article describes the case of a 40 years old, suicide woman, who killed two of her own children and was examined by three teams of forensic psychiatrists and psychologists for the purpose of judiciary. This women was general healthy, did not use psychiatric or psychological help. The authors were the third team of experts and recognized the symptoms of dependant personality disorders and acute stress reaction after conducting double psychiatric and psychological examinations and analysis of documents from the case files, which include the course of forensic-psychiatric observation. The final assessment of examined woman resulted in recognition of a complete loss of the ability to recognize the meaning of the act and to manage proceeding. The paper discusses the diagnosis of psychotic disorders in relation to specific clinical diagnoses in accordance with the current classification of mental diseases and disorders. Attention was paid to the problem of differentiating individual disorders and the way of defining psychotic disorders. The existence of difficulties in drawing the line between psychotic and non-psychotic disorders in the context of forensic psychiatric evaluation is emphasized.
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