Psychiatrists assessing self-confessed Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik have concluded that he is suffering from paranoid schizophrenia.
They believe he was in a state both during and after the twin attacks on 22 July that led to the deaths of 77 people and injured 151.
Their report is to be reviewed by a panel of forensic psychiatrists. Breivik will still be tried in April but it seems likely he will be placed in psychiatric care rather than prison. He admits carrying out the attacks but has pleaded not guilty to charges, arguing that the attacks were wrong but necessary for his campaign to defend Europe against a Muslim invasion.
The two psychiatrists who interviewed him on 13 occasions concluded that he lived in his "own universe where all his thoughts and acts are guided by his ideas", prosecutors told reporters.
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|Shockingly brutal or cruel|
|The running of the bulls in an atrocious spectacle|
|Maintaining fixed false beliefs even when confronted with facts|
|He was so delusional and paranoid that he thought everybody was conspiring against him.|
|A group of psychotic disorders characterized by progressive deterioration of the personality|
|A mental disorder characterized by abnormalities in the perception or expression of reality.|
|Used in a court of law or public discussion and debate.|
|He used forensic science|
|Very foolish; absurd|
|Took insane risks behind the wheel|
|The unnecessary, indiscriminate killing of a large number of human beings or animals|
|The massacre of millions during the war.|
|Exhibiting or characterized by extreme and irrational fear or distrust of others|
|I am paranoid someone is watching me|
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