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Renee Sorrentino, MD

Renee Sorrentino, MD

Dr. Sorrentino is a forensic psychiatrist who specializes in the treatment of paraphilic disorders and sexual offenders; she is the Medical Director at the Institute for Sexual Wellness and Clinical Assistant in Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA.

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Psychiatrists can serve a pivotal role in reducing sexual offender recidivism by treating individuals with paraphilic disorders. Details here.

The ability to diagnose pedophilia is key to preventing child sexual abuse: it makes possible accurate risk assessment and informed decisions regarding who is safe to work with children—and who is not.

Consultation-liaison psychiatrists frequently encounter clinical situations that have legal implications. Competency evaluations, which are the most common legal question in C&L psychiatry, are reviewed in this article. In addition, the authors discuss guardianship, decision making in patients who refuse treatment, confidentiality and the role of the psychiatric consultant in against medical advice discharges.

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