Medicina do sono Forense: Uma revisão crítica da literatura e breves comentários sobre a situação brasileira

Translated title of the contribution: Sleep Forensics: A critical review of the literature and brief comments on the Brazilian legal situation

Raimundo Nonato Delgado-Rodrigues, Alexander N. Allen, Leandro Galuzzi dos Santos, Carlos H. Schenck

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Abstract

Sleep medicine is a relatively new field among Medical Sciences. Its legal aspects are still obscure, either for lack of knowledge of the biological mechanisms underlying violent behaviour during sleep or the virtual absence of clear legal and uniformly accepted guidelines as to whether to punish or treat those disorders. An updated review of the pertinent literature was performed to determine the most prevalent pathological conditions involving violence and sleep and to identify their most common precipitating factors, attempting to provide some technical support to aid Brazilian medical-experts or assistants in preparing substantial and scientific-based reports in a legal environment.

Translated title of the contributionSleep Forensics: A critical review of the literature and brief comments on the Brazilian legal situation
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)164-169
Number of pages6
JournalArquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
Volume72
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2014

Keywords

  • Behaviour disorder
  • Parasomnia
  • Sleep medicine
  • Sleepwalking

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