Bipolar disorders and the law.
J Law Med | Published : 2005
Bipolar disorders are a neglected subject in legal scholarship. Yet they affect decision-making across the spectrum of the law. This editorial analyses the approaches adopted across a variety of areas of legal decisions. It observes a lack of coherence in the approach of the law and attempts to identify a number of issues that are posed by the diverse symptoms of the bipolar disorders. It argues in favour of greater judicial and tribunal member education about the disorders.