A psychiatrist (or general practitioner if no psychiatrist is present) evaluates the mental health of each new inmate and includes this information in the inmateâs health history. The psychiatrist generally evaluates the inmate for any auto-aggression, drug or alcohol addiction, brain trauma, or central nervous system injury and diagnoses any mental disorders. The additional functions delegated to psychologists include treating and correcting patientsâ behaviours, consulting on the patientsâ dependence diseases, and being involved in patientsâ religious ceremonies. The general provisions of mental health care in Lithuania are defined in the Law on Mental Health Care in Lithuania. No data exist to objectively evaluate the quality of psychiatric care at prisons in Lithuania.
Peer review refers to the work done during the screening of submitted manuscripts and funding applications. This process encourages authors to meet the accepted standards of their discipline and reduces the dissemination of irrelevant findings, unwarranted claims, unacceptable interpretations, and personal views. Publications that have not undergone peer review are likely to be regarded with suspicion by academic scholars and professionals.
Last date updated on September, 2014