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Critical Issues in American Psychiatry and the Law


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Section I Fundamental Considerations.- 1. Legal Regulation of Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry: Clarifying Categories for Clinicians.- 2. A Philosophical Perspective on Ethics in Forensic Psychiatry.- Section II Violence and Dangerousness.- 3. Violence, Psychiatry, and the Law: A Historical Perspective.- 4. Legal Aspects of Predicting Dangerousness.- Section III Aspects of Psychiatry and the Civil Law.- 5. Psychiatry and Civil Law.- 6. Last Will and Testament: Forensic Psychiatry's Last Frontier? The Psychiatrist's Role in Will Contests.- 7. The Plaintiff's Case in Psychiatric Malpractice.- 8. The Defense of a Psychiatrist Charged with Malpractice.- Section IV Adolescent Psychiatry and the Law.- 9. Adolescent Cognitive and Emotional Development: An Introduction to Adolescent Psychiatry for Forensic Psychiatrists: Clinical Considerations in a Legal Context.- 10. The Assessment of Psychopathology in Juvenile Delinquency: The Family Court Perspective.- Section V Scientific Truth Detection.- 11. Amytal and the Detection of Deception.- 12. Clinical Polygraphy: Its Function within Psychiatry.- 13. The Use and Misuse of Hypnosis in Court.- Section VI Special Topics in Forensic Psychiatry.- 14. The Problem of the Malingering Defendant.- 15. Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and the Law.- 16. Education and Training in Forensic Psychiatry.- 17. Standards for Fellowship Programs in Forensic Psychiatry: A Report by The Joint Committee on Accreditation of Fellowship Programs in Forensic Psychiatry.

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