15 June 2012

Tools of the State

Further reading: Norwegian State's mental health cabal

VG: Out of 51 cases they have never disagreed

Quote: Mette Yvonne Larsen pointed to the psychiatrist and physician Maria Sigur Jónsdóttir at the Regional Security Department at Dikemark hospital, who observed Breivik in prison from 29 February to 21 March. Sigur Jónsdóttir is an expert in paranoid schizophrenia, but found nothing of Breivik's behavior indicated that he had this diagnosis. She and the rest of the team at Dikemark however Breivik described as attentive, focused and organized.

She asked the experts if they were curious what a professional who meets the 30 people diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia annually, have seen and evaluated.

Is it that the critics say, that the two psychiatrists only see the puzzle pieces that get their psychotic image of a paranoid schizophrenic to go up? Or the opposite: that the two are brilliant, they see something none of the over 20 health care professionals who have followed the defendant in jail since his arrest see?

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