Because Alessia Pifferi is capable of understanding and wanting, according to the psychiatrist's report

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Because Alessia Pifferi is capable of understanding and wanting, according to the psychiatrist's report

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Alessia Pifferi, in prison on charges of having let her few-month-old daughter die of starvation, is capable of understanding and wanting. It is not possible to formulate a prognosis of social danger related to mental illness for him. He is capable of standing in court. This is in summary what emerged from the psychiatric report ordered by the judges of the Court of Assizes of Milan, overturning the analysis carried out by the defense consultants. For Doctor Elvezio Pirfo, the expert appointed by the judges, there are no doubts: Alessia Pifferi, at the end of the three interviews held in front of him and his collaborators, as well as the prosecution and defense consultants, did not demonstrate mental disorders.

Or rather, “in summary it is not possible to deduce from the available medical documentation the existence of a certain psychiatric history even if it is reliable to assume that there have never been any dissociative/psychotic or affective disorders”. But why was Alessia Pifferi deemed capable of understanding and wanting? How does the report explain it?

Because they considered Pifferi capable of understanding and wanting

From the psychological examination, the experts reported that the accused always appeared well dressed and well-groomed “despite the prison environment”. During the interviews Alessia Pifferi was available and “demonstrated excellent communication skills, holding more than an hour of interviews each time and maintaining absolute correct behavior”. During all three interviews, according to the experts, the woman always maintained an ” apathetic ” attitude since she never ” never showed emotion even in the most emotionally complex passages from the point of view of the potential experience of anguish that could wait with respect to such dramatic events, especially regarding the death of her daughter; this ever-present characteristic was also confirmed in the completely absent and fixed mimic expressiveness, almost as if the lady was wearing a mask”.

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In the three meetings, however, the accused always answered all the questions and the conversation was always fluid even if it slowed down at times. In short, nothing to suggest an inability to understand or want: during the chat with the expert “we are struck by the conscious and appropriate use of psychological and psychiatric technical terms which often correctly supported some of his more complex and detailed considerations. To complete of the general introductory observations of the psychological examination , it is necessary to underline that Mrs. Pifferi in various circumstances gave the impression of modifying her self-narrative out of an evident intention to construct a narrative that made her less responsible due to her psychological problems and his intellectual deficits”.

Here is therefore the final conclusion: “We do not appreciate any type of deficit in mnestic capacities either with respect to short-term fixation and working memory or in long-term declarative and evocative memory even if, as will be said, sometimes there is a declaration of “I don't remember” with respect to facts and circumstances that she herself narrated at other times”. And again: “Mental functioning is not conditioned by cognitive deficits since they are not present but are “simulated” by the accused (perhaps with an unconscious intentionality) and therefore an Intellectual Disability is not appreciated . The functioning of the personality is characterized by two traits that emerge both from direct observation and from psychodiagnostic evaluation and which are alexithymia and dependence. Some dysfunctional personality traits emerge which could be traced back to Personality Disorders but specifying that they DO NOT reach the clinical quality to formulate the diagnosis of a real personality disorder (according to DSM 5-TR)”.

What the expert thinks about the first meetings with psychologists in prison

The report comes after the opening of an investigation into the defense lawyer Alessia Pontenani, under investigation for false ideology, and the two psychologists from the San Vittore prison, under investigation for false ideology and aiding and abetting . According to the prosecution, represented by the public prosecutor Francesco De Tommasi, the results of the previous meetings were falsified, underlining a change of direction between the meetings following the arrest and those held a few months later. Accusations all denied by the suspects. Considering this, the report filed reads: “For the purposes of describing the psychic examination and – subsequently – the mental functioning, the writer took into consideration, in addition to the elements collected in the observation, also what emerges above all from the viewing of the video-recorded interrogations ( especially the one immediately carried out on the day of Ms.'s arrest at the beginning of the investigations against her)”.

And again: “In fact, it is essential to note that the methods of speaking, the mental attitude, the postures, the main contents, are completely comparable to those that emerged in the expert interviews, thus allowing us to affirm that nothing of what the expert observed can be connected to conditions due to detention (which could also constitute a very significant problem for a person experiencing this for the first time) or to ongoing pharmacological therapy which is made up of active ingredients which could be sedative. On the contrary, even in those circumstances, such as in the expert interviews, a “resistance to the fatigue” that these contexts can entail emerges”.

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