Author: Robert I. Simon
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
Release Date: 2004
General clinicians conduct most forensic psychiatric examinations and provide most psychiatric testimony. Yet these clinicians often receive little or no training in forensic psychiatry, leaving them ill prepared to meet the inevitable ethical and legal challenges that arise. Both timely and informative, this textbook is the first reference designed and written for both the general clinician and the experienced forensic psychiatrist. Here, 28 recognized experts introduce the forensic subjects that commonly arise in clinical practice. Unique in the literature, this outstanding collection covers • Introductory subjects—Organized psychiatry and forensic practice; the legal system and the distinctions between therapeutic and forensic roles; business aspects of starting a forensic practice; the role of the expert witness; the differences between the ethics of forensic and clinical psychiatry; the use of DSM in the courtroom; and issues that arise in working with attorneys• Civil litigation—The standard of care and psychiatric malpractice; civil competency; issues in conducting evaluations for personal injury litigation; personal injury claims of psychiatric harm; and disability determination and other employment-related psychiatric evaluations• Criminal justice—Competency to stand trial and insanity evaluations; the use of actuarial and clinical assessments in the evaluation of sexual offenders; psychiatry in correctional settings; and the relationship between psychiatry and law enforcement, including mental health training, crisis negotiation, and fitness for duty evaluations• Special topics—Assessment of malingering; evaluations of children and adolescents; violence risk assessments; the use of prediction instruments to determine "dangerousness"; and the evolving standard of expert psychological testimony Each chapter is organized around case examples and includes a review of key concepts, practical guidelines, and references for further reading. A study guide is also available for use in teaching, in studying, and in preparing for the forensic board examination. This practical textbook makes this interesting specialty accessible to trainees and seasoned practitioners. With its detailed glossary of legal terms, subject index, and index of legal cases, it will be a welcome addition to all psychiatric residency and forensic fellowship programs.
Author: Liza H. Gold
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
Release Date: 2017-10-02
The inaugural edition of The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry was the first of its kind, and subsequent editions have raised the bar, earning it a spot as a leading text in this fascinating subspecialty of psychiatry. This new, third edition is the product of a painstaking and exhaustive revision process that resulted in a significantly expanded and restructured work. This edition is a thorough review of the field yet is flexible enough to be useful to a diverse audience. Because the topics in and structure of this edition were informed by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology's Content Outline for the Certification Examination in Forensic Psychiatry, it can be used as a core text during forensic psychiatry fellowship training or as a review text to prepare for the certification or maintenance of certification exam. An excellent resource on legal issues in clinical practice, the book will also be an invaluable reference for general psychiatrists, who frequently encounter complicated forensic issues, such as informed consent, confidentiality, and the physician-patient relationship. The editors, two of the foremost experts in forensic psychiatry, faced the challenge of creating a text that accurately and fully reflects the latest advances in both the law and psychiatry, while enhancing learning. This comprehensive, yet accessible volume does just that. Every chapter has been revised, and 10 new chapters address topics of critical importance -- presented in a structure that facilitates study: The book highlights the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law's Landmark Cases in Forensic Psychiatry, listing the cases at the beginning of each chapter and highlighting them within the text. This helps readers master the key points in all topic areas, while fostering understanding of the impact of the evolution of legal principles in statutory and case law in forensic psychiatry. A new section on criminal justice includes chapters that address evaluations of competencies in the criminal justice system, assessment of criminal responsibility, and the role of psychiatry in death penalty cases. An entire section is devoted to forensic psychiatric issues involving children and adolescents, including general principles of evaluation of juveniles, evaluations of juveniles in civil law, and evaluations of juveniles in the criminal justice system New and revised chapters address the impact of technology on forensic psychiatry, including neuroimaging, the Internet, and telepsychiatry The book thoroughly addresses forensic assessments of all kinds, and introduces two new and critical chapters on risk assessment of suicide and violence Finally, an index of Landmark Cases and an extensive subject index provide the foundational knowledge and navigational tools to identify relevant cases and topics quickly and easily. The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry takes the reader from fundamental concepts to cutting-edge research. Practicing general and forensic psychiatrists, psychiatry residents, and those enrolled in forensic fellowship programs will come to depend on both its accessibility and its rigor.
Author: Robert E. Hales, M.D., M.B.A
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
Release Date: 2014-03-18
The new sixth edition -- the only comprehensive psychiatry textbook to integrate all the new DSM-5(R) criteria -- provides the most up-to-date, authoritative, insightful foundational text in the field. Its contributors include authors of the definitive texts in their areas of specialization.
Author: Richard Rosner
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2017-02-03
The third edition of this award-winning textbook has been revised and thoroughly updated. Building on the success of the previous editions, it continues to address the history and practice of forensic psychiatry, legal regulation of the practice of psychiatry, forensic evaluation and treatment, psychiatry in relation to civil law, criminal law and family law, as well as correctional forensic psychiatry. New chapters address changes in the assessment and treatment of aggression and violence as well as psychological and neuroimaging assessments.
Author: Marc Galanter
Publisher: Amer Psychiatric Pub Incorporated
Release Date: 2004
Distinguished contributors cover the latest basic and clinical perspectives on the nature of addiction, an overview of available treatments, treatment for specific drugs of abuse, treatment approaches, special approaches and treatment programs, and special populations. Thoroughly indexed and generously illustrated, this new edition is designed for clinicians, researchers, and trainees in psychiatry, general medicine, and other health professionals.
Widely regarded as the standard reference in the field, this book provides essential tools for understanding and assessing malingering and other response styles in forensic and clinical contexts. An integrating theme is the systematic application of detection strategies as conceptually grounded, empirically validated methods that bridge different measures and populations. Special topics include considerations in working with children and youth. From leading practitioners and researchers, the volume reviews the scientific knowledge base and offers best-practice guidelines for maximizing the accuracy of psychological and psychiatric evaluations.
Author: Tobias Wasser
Release Date: 2017-11-03
This book is specifically designed for new psychiatrists and all other medical professionals who lack the training necessary to confront the complicated legal and ethical issues that arise at the intersection of the mental health and judicial systems. Written by experts in the field, each chapter begins with a challenging case vignette synthesized from a historical legal case that places the reader in the role of the treatment provider. The text presents details of the legal case, historical significance, and the precedent it set before discussing the core principles of that particular subject area. Each chapter reviews the existing literature and reinforces the most salient points. Topics include risk assessment, substance misuse and the law, legal issues within child and adolescent psychiatry, involuntary medication considerations, and other challenges that are often not sufficiently addressed in training. The text is specifically designed for new psychiatrists and other professionals who are transitioning from their studies into clinical practice, concisely explaining and defining the issues in a practical, reader-friendly tone suitable as both a quick-reference in a busy environment or as a resource for private study. Psychiatry and the Law: Basic Principles is an excellent resource for new psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, students, and other professionals accommodating medical and legal boundaries in clinical practice.
Author: Robert E. Hales
Publisher: Amer Psychiatric Pub Inc
Release Date: 1994
The American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Psychiatry, Second Edition provides residents and practicing psychiatrists with an authoritative, clinically based text that covers all topics of critical importance to today's psychiatrist. Written by 90 world-renowned experts, this essential textbook contains 45 chapters that provide expert, comprehensive coverage of all aspects of psychiatry and are correlated with DSM-IV. "The American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Psychiatry remains one of the best single-volume texts in psychiatry and shows the current range of psychiatry from basic neuroscience to psychodynamics. The editors are to be complimented for the uniformity of the text and the comprehensiveness of the presentation. The excellent chapters and qualities of the first edition have been retained, and the new chapters enhance its worth". American Journal of Psychiatry
Author: Carl P. Malmquist
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
Release Date: 2006
The book offers a clinical understanding unique in the literature, combining psychiatric knowledge of homicidal behavior with actual case material. It provides insight into such concerns as epidemiology, the difficulty of predicting homicidal behavior in psychotic individuals, and the contrasting viewpoints of psychiatry and the legal system.
Author: Gary B. Melton
Publisher: Guilford Press
Release Date: 2007-09-18
This is the definitive reference and text for both mental health and legal professionals. The authors offer a uniquely comprehensive discussion of the legal and clinical contexts of forensic assessment, along with best-practice guidelines for participating effectively and ethically in a wide range of criminal and civil proceedings. Presented are findings, instruments, and procedures related to criminal and civil competencies, civil commitment, sentencing, personal injury claims, antidiscrimination laws, child custody, juvenile justice, and more.
Author: Michael Ebert
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical
Release Date: 2008-03-07
The most accessible, integrated source of clinical psychiatric information--completely updated! For more than 70 years, professors, students, and clinicians have trusted LANGE for high-quality, current, concise medical information in a convenient, affordable, portable format. Whether for coursework, clerkships, USMLE prep, specialty board review, or patient care, there's a LANGE book that guarantees success. CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment: Psychiatry, Second Edition is the ultimate reference for quickly answering day-to-day questions on psychiatric illness in both adults and children. Comprehensive in scope, yet streamlined in its coverage, this time-saving clinical companion reviews essential psychopharmacologic and psychotherapeutic approaches to the full range of psychiatric disorders. FEATURES The most effective interviewing techniques and approaches Important evaluation, testing, and decision-making tools and criteria Ready-to-use information on psychiatry and the law, psychological testing, emergency psychiatry, evaluating infants, and more Authoritative coverage of developmental psychology, neuropsychopharmacology, psychiatric genetics, psychoanalysis, and other related areas Helpful section on the principles of evaluating and diagnosing patients, as well as treatment strategies Core sections on adult disorders and pediatric psychiatric problems NEW! Critical updates to key diagnostic, psychopharmacologic, and psychotherapeutic modalities NEW! Section on psychiatric practice in special settings