The role of subjective assessments of mental patients in the forming of commitment to treatment and prevention of repeated socially dangerous acts



The contribution justifies the necessity of identification of factors which are essential for successful rehabilitation treatment and prevention of repeated socially dangerous acts of mental patients, factors which define not only motivation for committing an unlawful act but its motive, as well as identification of peculiarities of perception of a range of new problems, assessment of subjective satisfaction with treatment. 68 males patients with organic mental disorders and schizophrenia were tested by a diagnostic complex consisting of known methods and new instruments used for delinquents in America and Canada, as well as a new instrument – test sheet for attitude toward treatment and hospital stay (Bulygina V.G., Kabanova T.N., 2011). Two groups of testees were analyzed according to their nosological characteristics. New methodical means used in this research showed their informative value for identification of problems articulated by patients. These problems must be discussed by doctor and psychologist together with patients and must be the targets in medical rehabilitation actions aimed at prevention of repeated socially dangerous acts.

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Keywords: prevention of repeated socially dangerous acts, subjective evaluations, compliance.

Journal rubric: Forensic and Clinical Psychology in Legal Context

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Kabanova T.N., Bulygina V.G. The role of subjective assessments of mental patients in the forming of commitment to treatment and prevention of repeated socially dangerous acts [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2012. Vol. 2, no. 1 (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Tatiana N. Kabanova, PhD in Psychology, Senior science researcher of the Laboratory of psychohygiene and psychoprophylaxis, Federal State Budgetary Institution “V. Serbsky National Medical Research Centre for Psychiatry and Narcology” of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:

Vera G. Bulygina, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Head of Laboratory of Psychohygiene and Psychoprophylaxis, V.P. Serbsky National Medical Research Center of Psychiatry and Narcology of the Ministry of Health of Russian Federation, Professor, Department of Clinical and Forensic Psychology, Faculty of Legal Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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