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Mental health and criminality: A Sri Lankan perspective

Author:

Rajiv Weerasundera

Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayawardenepura, LK
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Abstract

Recent mass killings in the United States by a perpetrator apparently having a mental disorder have led to questions about the efficiency of mental health services in that country. Sri Lanka has yet to encounter such mental health related catastrophes. However a less than comprehensive provision of specialised services in Child Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry, a lack of a formal community mental health care network and the ready availability of weapons which are a residue of years of armed conflict suggests that its potential for such an event remains high.

Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry Vol 3(2) December 2012 Page 1-2

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljpsyc.v3i2.5129

 

How to Cite: Weerasundera, R., (2013). Mental health and criminality: A Sri Lankan perspective. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry. 3(2), pp.1–2. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljpsyc.v3i2.5129
Published on 13 Jan 2013.
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