Journal article

Bipolar disorders and the law.

Ian Freckelton

J Law Med | Published : 2005

Abstract

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.

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