Arson and Pyromania in Forensic Psychiatry Practice in 2000-2010

Vaiva Martinkien─Ś Abstract Arson is major source of property damage, injury and death in many countries. Firesetting recidivism rates have varied widely in the literature. Mentally disodered firestters have higher rates of reccurens of firesetting than nonmentally disodred firesetters. Arson recidivists psychiatric disorders appear to be heterogeneous and include schizophrenia, bipolar disorder substance abuse, personality…