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Forensic Psychiatry: A Lawyer's Guide

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by Vivian Shnaidman
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Forensic Psychiatry: A Lawyer's Guide by Vivian Shnaidman

Lawyers frequently encounter clients and/or cases of bizarre behavior, mental illness, substance abuse, psychopathy, sexual offenses, learning disorders, birth defects, and other behavioral and emotional issues. Often they are ill-prepared to understand the nature of the psychiatric report, how the psychiatric assessment was structured, and how to best utilize and challenge these reports in court.
Forensic Psychiatry: A Lawyer's Guide provides legal professionals the tools to identify mentally ill clients and help them navigate through the psychiatric information and language in reports and testimony. Topics include why a forensic psychiatrist is necessary, applications of psychiatry to law, various psychiatric disorders, and utilizing the expert witness.

  • A user-friendly roadmap to psychiatry for the non-psychiatrist-covers why you need a forensic psychiatrist and the applications of psychiatry to law
  • Provides coverage of the mental status examination, common psychiatric diagnoses, treatable disorders versus brain damage, medical problems masquerading as mental illness, and much more
  • Includes a full glossary of psychiatric terms as an additional easy reference guide

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Ebook Details
Pages: 214
Size: 2.0 MB
Publisher: Academic Press
Date published:   2016
ISBN: 9780128028865 (DRM-PDF)

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