Mental Retardation, Organic Brain Dysfunction, and the Forensic Clinician: Some Practical Considerations

    Volume 30, Issue 4 (October 1985)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 October 1985

    Page Count: 7


    Protter, B
    Associate chief psychologist, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Bronx, NY

    Klein, N
    Forensic Psychiatry Clinic, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Bronx, NY

    Travin, S
    Chief physician, Forensic Psychiatry Clinic, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Bronx, NY

    (Received 6 October 1984; accepted 4 January 1985)

    Abstract

    Mental retardation as it is frequently interrelated with a variety of organic brain dysfunctions may present unclear clinical pictures. This has particular relevance for the forensic practitioner who often needs to present his findings to the court in a clearly demarcated manner. This paper outlines the more commonly encountered entities in this area with consideration to forensic science implications.


    Paper ID: JFS11058J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11058J

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    Title Mental Retardation, Organic Brain Dysfunction, and the Forensic Clinician: Some Practical Considerations
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