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Current Psychiatry Research and Reviews


ISSN (Print): 2666-0822
ISSN (Online): 2666-0830

Review Article

Forensic Psychiatry and Psychopathology: An Amendment in Contemporary Period

Author(s): Saeed Shoja Shafti*

Volume 17, Issue 4, 2021

Published on: 24 December, 2021

Page: [210 - 219] Pages: 10

DOI: 10.2174/2666082217999211209112117

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Abstract: As stated by Jaspers, a delusion is a deviant assessment of reality that is irredeemably believed. Therefore, while the delusions are apprehended with the uncommon verdict and are not open to rationality, their irrationality or wrongness is obvious to other persons. While Norman Cameron’s pseudo-community, a supposed community of conspirators, was a historical description of conditions that promote the development of delusional disorders, modern technology and advancement of new communicative tools, like smartphone, hidden camera, satellite, internet, and stealthy or scheming tricks or setups, like double-crossing and masquerading scenarios, stressful circumstances, furtive or hectic arrangements, creating a scene to deceive, hack, or tampering, have brought about the possibility of a conspiracy by prejudiced or inimical people, which may amplify the conceivable diagnostic faults by the perplexity of circumstances. On the other hand, it is the duty of forensic and clinical psychiatrists to guess or discover any kind of deceptive entrapment or simulation. In the present article, the said eccentricities, which may have been accelerated by modern technology, have been discussed briefly, especially with respect to paranoia and paranoid ideation. Moreover, some clarifications for better demarcation of the discussed problem and modification of operational definitions in the realm of psychopathology have been suggested. Certainly, ample watchfulness by a clinical or forensic psychiatrist for neutralizing a thinkable intrigue is an apposite performance for improving civil rights and preventing preventable slips.

Keywords: Forensic psychiatry, clinical-legal issues in psychiatry, psychopathology, bizarre or nonbizarre delusion, delusional disorder, frame-up psychosis, fake psychiatric disorder, furtive ploys.

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