4001. Mental Disorder Explained
This is a California Jury Instructions form that can be used for Lanterman-Petris-Short Act.
Last updated: 1/8/2014
4001. "Mental Disorder" Explained Instruction No 1 Request by Plaintiff Given as Proposed Refused Withdrawn Request by Defendant Given as Modified Requested by Given on Court's Motion Judge Instruction No 1 The term "mental disorder" is limited to those disorders described in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders of the American Psychiatric Association. This book is sometimes referred to as "the DSM [current edition, e.g., "IV"]." ________________________________________________________________________________ New June 2005