Personality disorders in forensic medicine

August10, 2016

Everyone has heard of personality disorders. In the forensic setting, these conditions may become very time-consuming for the forensic practitioner as people with personality disorders are common presentations in the criminal justice system. In DSM V, there have been some variations to the classification system of these conditions. Dr Danny Sullivan, a consultant forensic psychiatrist and Assistant Clinical Director, Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health, discusses the classification of personality disorders and their clinical manifestations and management in the forensic care setting. His chapter was recently published in volume 2, Current Practice in Forensic Medicine, edited by John Gall and Jason Payne-James.