forensic psychiatry


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psychiatry

 [si-ki´ah-tre]
the branch of health science that deals with the study, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders. adj., adj psychiat´ric.
biological psychiatry that which emphasizes biochemical, pharmacological, and neurological causes and treatment approaches.
community psychiatry the branch of psychiatry concerned with the detection, prevention, and treatment of mental disorders in a designated geographical area, with emphasis on environmental factors.
descriptive psychiatry psychiatry based on the study of observable symptoms and behavioral phenomena, rather than underlying psychodynamic processes.
dynamic psychiatry psychiatry based on the study of the mental mechanisms and emotional processes that govern and motivate human behavior, rather than observable behavioral phenomena.
forensic psychiatry that dealing with the legal aspects of mental disorders.
geriatric psychiatry geropsychiatry.
preventive psychiatry a broad term referring to the amelioration, control, and limitation of psychiatric disability.
social psychiatry that concerned with the cultural and social factors that engender, precipitate, intensify, or prolong maladaptive patterns of behavior and complicate treatment.

fo·ren·sic psy·chi·a·try

, legal psychiatry
the application of psychiatry in courts of law, for example, in determinations for commitment, competency, fitness to stand trial, and responsibility for crime.

forensic psychiatry

Etymology: L, forum, public place; Gk, psyche, mind, iatreia, treament
a branch of psychiatry concerned with the application of psychiatry to law, including criminal responsibility, guardianship, and competence to stand trial.

fo·ren·sic psy·chi·a·try

, legal psychiatry (fŏr-en'sik sī-kī'ă-trē, lē'găl)
The application of psychiatry in courts of law, e.g., in determinations for commitment, competency, fitness to stand trial, responsibility for crime.

forensic psychiatry

The medical discipline concerned with such matters as criminal intent and the capacity to form it (see INSANITY); criminal evidence and the vulnerability of suspects; the investigation of possible wrongful convictions; confessions and how they are obtained; the psychopathology of sexual offenders; and the risks of schizophrenics in the community.
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Mossman is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Director, Division of Forensic Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Dr Bester has published research in the Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the Child and Adolescent Forensic Special Interest Group at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the Independent Doctors' Federation.
This edition has been revised and expanded to include new chapters on forensic geriatric psychiatry and forensic psychiatry and the internet.
They will also get the opportunity to work at the leading edge of treatment in forensic psychiatry and will be offered on-going education and career advancement.
Coid, who is a professor of forensic psychiatry at Queen Mary College, University of London, added: "I was very surprised it was possible for him to speak to the whole public about how guilty he is.
It includes information on research and developments in forensic psychiatry, forensic psychology and other areas of law and other disciplines in which psychiatry and psychology have a relevance.
Costing pounds 18m, the clinic provides adult forensic psychiatry and personality disorder care in a medium secure setting.
He holds a Masters in Business Administration from Kennesaw State University, and is board certified in general and forensic psychiatry.
Such topics will cover forensic psychiatry, clinical diagnosis, approaches to care, and cultural issues.
By virtue of its multiple associations, forensic psychiatry is an archetype of such specialties ; it works within a set of values that might be viewed as antithetical, even irreconcilable, with other aspects of psychiatry.
FORENSIC psychiatry often involves the assessment and treatment of potentially "dangerous" patients.
This article describes Forensic Psychiatry in humorous terms.

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