Nicolas Combalbert

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In France, only very recently have victims begun to be assisted throughout "difficult" trials. We have developed different hypotheses to think over the function of psychologists when they step in to help out victims of criminal offences. Moreover, we have developed an argument for the need to set up units of medical and psychological assistance for certain(More)
People serving prison sentences have major needs in terms of their physical and mental health. However, little is known about the prevalence of mental disorders affecting older prisoners and about how they evaluate their state of health and their quality of life. The aim of our study is to identify whether there is a link between mental disorders and the(More)
A new set of occupational risks has emerged with the evolution of work's organization: psychosocial risks. They are at the origin of various professional pathologies (stress, anxiety, burn-out syndrome, et cetera). Based on the authors' experience as consultants in the prevention of occupational risks, they bear witness to the evolution of the availability(More)
UNLABELLED Further to the occurrence of three cases of suicide attempts or suicides within a few months, a psychiatric team introduced a method of evaluation of the professional practices on this subject. OBJECTIVE The objective aimed by the team was to collectively identify the risk factors of the acting out and the strategies to prevent it. METHODS(More)
INTRODUCTION The victims of a spouse's violence have a high risk of developing mental and physical health symptoms. The efforts aimed at preventing the consequences of domestic violence are encouraged by the current literature as well as the national and international recommendations. They highlight the fact that intervention and treatment programs have(More)
The quality of forensic mental health assessment has been a growing concern in various countries on both sides of the Atlantic, but the legal systems are not always comparable and some aspects of forensic assessment are specific to a given country. This paper describes the legal context of forensic psychological assessment in France (i.e. pre-trial(More)
This study deals with the frequency with which expert psychiatrists and psychologists make structural or nosographic diagnoses within the context of expert assessment. Thus, the rates of concordance between psychiatrists and psychologists in both types of diagnoses will be assessed. To do so, the level of inter-observer agreement on diagnoses between 1990(More)
BACKGROUND There is a wealth of studies of somatic and mental illness among prisoners, but little on older prisoners and their cognitive aging. AIMS Our study examines the cognitive performance of older male prisoners and its effect on their perceived health and quality of life. METHODS A total of 138 men aged 50 or over were recruited in seven French(More)
INTRODUCTION Psychosexual development is generally assessed clinically, that is to say, in a qualitative manner (Piper and Duncan, 1999). Dymetryszyn, Bouchard, Bienvenu, De Carufel, and Gaston (1997) recently proposed a more quantitative approach based on the overall maturity of the subject's object relations. BACKGROUND Object-relation maturity is(More)
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