Title

Commitment Determinations and Definition of Mental Disease

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry; Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center

Date

9-1-2013

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Law and Psychology | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology

Abstract

In United States v. Beatty, 642 F.3d 514 (6th Cir. 2011), the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee to recognize antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) as a mental disease for the purposes of conditional release under the civil commitment statute according to Title 18 United States Code Service (18 U.S.C.S.) § 4243 (hospitalization of a person found not guilty by reason of insanity; 1984).

Comments

Citation: Pivovarova, E. & Pinals, D. A. (2013). Commitment determinations and definition of mental disease. Journal of American Academy of Psychiatry and Law, 41, 454-455.