Bulgarian Journal of Psychiatry, 2020; 5(2):36-46
FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY – PAST, PRESENT STATE AND FUTURE PART II: A NEW CIVILIZATION LAYER REJECTED BY OUR COMMUNITY
Abstract. The beginning of the development of forensic psychiatry in Bulgaria is at the end of XIX century. The founder of the discipline is Stefan Danadjiev, MD, a follower of Richard von Kraft-Ebing. Later, Dimitar Vladoff published the first forensic psychiatric monograph in La Sorbonne, Paris. And, Nikola Schipkovensky established the real forensic psychiatric school in the country. Controversial development of the specialty as well as the deficiency of forensic facilities and specialists are the key characteristics of the crisis in forensic psychiatry at the beginning of XXI century.
Key words: forensic psychiatry, Danadzhiev, Vladoff, Schipkowensky, crisis
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