“Anders Behring Breivik is not standing trial alone in Oslo. Psychiatry is being judged as well,” says Time magazine, as the trial nears its end. “The judges will come to a conclusion about Breivik. But psychiatry is looking pretty shabby after these proceedings,” during which two teams of psychiatrists each held firm to their opposing views of whether Breivik is sane.
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