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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 43 (2001) 8, 575 - 578

Short report

The borders between general and forensic mental health care systems

B.C.M. Raes, A.G. Miedema, L.J. Paesen

Developments in general mental health care and forensic psychiatric care gave rise to a discussion about the relationship between the two systems, against the background of changes in society. This article tries to provide a more comprehensive view on this relationship. Both systems, although based on different legal regulations, should provide a more complementary and cohesive care.

keywords forensic psychiatry, mental health care