A crime case which took place during REM sleep disorder and the evaluation of the case by the forensic psychiatry Bir Olgu Sunumu Eşliǧinde REM Uykusu Davraniş Bozukluǧuna Baǧli Suç İşleme ve Suçun Adli Psikiyatrik Olarak Deǧerlendirilmesi

Süheyla Aliustaoǧlu F. S., Yüksel G., Saygili S., Oral G.

Dusunen Adam, vol.25, no.1, pp.78-83, 2012 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5350/dajpn2012250111
  • Journal Name: Dusunen Adam
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.78-83
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: No


Sleep-related behavior disorders are the disturbing behaviors which occur during sleep, targeting himself or others. Although the exact prevalence is still unknown, it is clear that they are more frequent in males than females and mostly appear to be a REM sleep disorder. The patient remembers his/her dream in a detailed way assuming as if he/she was attacked, he/she attacked someone else or tried to run away from the situation. In this case report, we are presenting a patient with REM sleep disorder, without any psychopathology in his psychiatric history, who was evaluated by forensic medicine during his court trial in which he was being accused of deliberate attempt to kill a man.