Commitment Determinations and Definition of Mental Disease
Department of Psychiatry; Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center
Law and Psychology | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology
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).
Pivovarova, E. & Pinals, D. A. (2013). Commitment determinations and definition of mental disease. Journal of American Academy of Psychiatry and Law, 41, 454-455.
Journal of American Academy of Psychiatry and Law
Pivovarova E, Pinals DA. (2013). Commitment Determinations and Definition of Mental Disease. Implementation Science and Practice Advances Research Center Publications. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/psych_cmhsr/677