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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Litigation, Second Edition


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ContributorsForewordPrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroductionChapter 1. Persistent Reexperiences in Psychiatry and Law: Current and Future Trends for the Role of PTSD in LitigationChapter 2. Recent Research Findings on the Diagnosis of PTSD: Prevalence, Course, Comorbidity, and RiskChapter 3. Forensic Psychiatric Assessment of PTSD ClaimantsChapter 4. PTSD in Children and Adolescents: An Overview With Guidelines for Forensic AssessmentChapter 5. Forensic Psychological Assessment in PTSDChapter 6. Disability Determination in PTSD LitigationChapter 7. PTSD in Employment LitigationChapter 8. Guidelines for Evaluation of Malingering in PTSDChapter 9. Forensic Laboratory Testing for PTSDIndex

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Robert Simon M.D., is widely recognized as a leader in contemporary American forensic psychiatry. This second edition of his already classic book builds and extends it value for clinicians and educators. It is one of the volumes that I will continue to recommend to my students and colleagues. He is to be congratulated for his on-going contribution in our field. Richard Rosner, M.D., Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine; Director, Forensic Psychiatry Residency, New York University Medical Center

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Robert I. Simon, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Program in Psychiatry and the Law at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C.


This book is a welcome update to the first edition and provides readers with a thorough, well balanced, and comprehensive view of forensic assessment of individuals claiming psychiatric difficulty secondary to PTSD. The authors are well known and experienced in their respective fields, and are able to relate important and complicated issues in a relevant, easy to understand manner. This work also provides readers with essential guidelines and encourages a scientific approach for the assessment of these complex legal cases. In their attempt to raise the bar for forensic practitioners, the authors provide an invaluable resource for mental health and legal professionals involved in PTSD evaluation and litigation. An extensive list of references at the end of each chapter also provides the reader with links to further relevant information for those interested in exploring the topic in more depth. -- Steven T. Herron, M.D. * Doody's Health Science Review *
A vital resource for any forensics expert who testifies in court to understand lines of questioning by attorneys, as well as for psychological forensics experts who must perform retrospective psychological analyses. -- J. A. Brown, Education America * CHOICE Magazine *
The book includes a thorough analysis of the problem areas in the forensic assessment of PTSD litigants. The guidelines proposed in each chapter are practical and clearly written. This book is recommended for both clinicians and attorneys who work in the area of PTSD litigation. * Psychiatric Services *

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