Adjustment disorders in legal settings

Keith Rix

in Adjustment Disorders

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Published in print March 2018 | ISBN: 9780198786214
Published online April 2018 | e-ISBN: 9780191828584 | DOI:
Adjustment disorders in legal settings

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Sitting uncomfortably at the end or, as some might assert, off the end of the spectrum of mental disorder and in that grey area between normality and abnormality, adjustment disorders are already a challenge when they arise in legal settings. The challenge will be all the greater when reliance is placed on ICD-11 and DSM-5. This chapter analyzes cases from the civil and criminal jurisdictions to show the often pragmatic approaches taken by the courts in cases of adjustment disorder. These cases are used to suggest an approach as to how medical experts should report in cases where the diagnosis of adjustment disorder is an issue.

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Subjects: Psychiatry ; Community Medical Services

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