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Forensic Psychiatry

Forensic Psychiatry

For those suffering from severe mental illness, this is the worst of times. Walk the streets of any city and you will find multitudes of the mentally ill left homeless to fend as best they can for themselves.

Some inflexible anti-psychiatrists are blind ideologues who see only the limits and harms of mental health treatment, not its necessity or any of its benefits. More in this commentary.

The psychopath has the image of a cold, heartless, inhuman being. But do all psychopaths show a complete lack of normal emotional capacities and empathy?

Are psychiatrists mandated to report patient self-disclosures of child abuse in every case? The answer might surprise you.

This is the fourth in a series of blogs devoted to our society’s shameful neglect of people with severe mental illness.

If we didn't so stigmatize the severely mentally ill, we would feel an urgent responsibility to rescue them immediately from prison and homelessness.

What do you include in your differential diagnosis if you suspect Munchausen syndrome? Take the quiz and learn more.

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