Aubrey Zabow

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Proposed changes in the current Youth Law will provide enforced psychiatric treatment, including civil commitment, for "at risk" minors. Such minors are considered at significant risk of future developmental damage without such treatment. The potential exists for a clash between the proposed criteria for enforced psychiatric treatment in the Youth Law and(More)
A survey of 100 consecutive admissions to homes for elderly Whites in Cape Town showed that an interplay of social, physical and psychiatric factors was responsible for most of the referrals, although psychiatric factors contributed to more than 50% of them. The largest proportion (37%) suffered from confusional states, 31% were diagnosed as having a senile(More)
Two hundred and eighty cases examined by court order by the district psychiatry office in the southern district of Israel in the past three years (1988-90) were critically reviewed. Analysis of the monthly distribution of criminal acts throughout the year shows a specific pattern of monthly occurrence of aggressive criminal acts (annual rhythm). This rhythm(More)
Elderly persons over the age of 60 who were admitted for psychiatric care were compared with a random sample of persons living in the same community in respect of psychiatric, medical and socio-economic variables. The group admitted to hospital for psychiatric reasons was very similar to the latter in general characteristics. However, those people admitted(More)
Three cases of highly publicized political assassinations, which occurred during the twentieth century, are described. In two of them (Tsafendas and Amir) a head of a state was assassinated. In both cases the second author (A.Z.) was involved in the psychiatric evaluation of the perpetrator. A third case, in which a head of state was badly wounded(More)
Evidence is presented for distinguishing a clinical entity characterized by dysphoria associated with physical impairment, isolation and financial and social disadvantage in the elderly in residential care. Personality factors are believed to play a considerable part in the aetiology of the condition. A distinction is made between similar groups of elderly(More)
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