J Korean Neuropsychiatr Assoc.  2008 Nov;47(6):561-567.

Study of Facts and Problems of Reports for Court about Traumatic Mental and Behavioral Disabilities

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Neuropsychiatry, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Department of Neuropsychiatry, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, Bucheon, Korea. hanyjung@schbc.ac.kr
  • 3General Insurance Association of Korea, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Traumatic injury can result not only in physical disability but also in mental and behavioral sequelae. It is very important to properly judge the severity of disability as well as the need for assistance and future medical treatment. It is very difficult to establish objective guidelines for assessing mental and behavioral disabilities due to the inherent peculiarity of the disabilities. This study uses reports generated for court because they need to be more judicious than reports for other types of evaluation. We analyzed reports concerning the facts and problems associated with evaluation of mental and behavioral disabilities. We hope this study will help further our understanding of mental and behavioral disabilities.

Keyword

Mental and behavioral disability; Evaluation; Court; Trauma
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