Bulgarian Journal of Psychiatry, 2023; 8(1):36-40

The legal term „mental deficiency“ – essence and application

Vladimir Velinov

Specialist of psychiatry and forensic psychiatry

Abstract. In the present text a rarely used legal category, “mental deficiency”, relevant to only one Bulgarian law, is commented. Analyzes of the content of the phenomenon are presented and the debatable question about feasibility of applying the term in other Bulgarian laws, is raised.

Key words: mental deficiency, legal term, forensic psychiatry

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