Phillip J. Resnick, MD


Assessing the Risk of Violence: Ask the Professor

March 31, 2011

In the second in his series of podcasts, Dr Phillip Resnick answers questions psychiatrists often ask about assessing the risk of violence.

Suicide Risk Assessment

March 20, 2011

In the first in a series of brief podcasts, Dr. Phillip Resnick answers questions often asked about assessing risk for suicide and violence.

Parents Who Kill

May 11, 2009

Child murder by parents is an upsetting topic for both the public and clinicians. It is even more distressing when a mother kills her child than when a father does because we expect mothers to love and protect their children at all costs.

Insanity Defense Evaluations - Basic Procedure and Best Practices

December 02, 2008

The insanity defense represents a prominent symbol of the relationship between law and psychiatry. Despite the fact that it is infrequently raised and seldom successful, the insanity defense is the subject of intense legal and public scrutiny.

Being an Effective Psychiatric Expert Witness

November 01, 2007

Many psychiatrists feel intimidated by or frightened about courtroom testimony. However, with the proper preparation, the psychiatrist need not have a difficult experience. It is the role of an expert witness to educate the court on matters that are beyond a layperson's understanding.

Mothers Thinking of Murder: Considerations for Prevention

September 01, 2006

While many parents fear that strangers might kill their children, a parent is actually more likely to be the perpetrator. This column focuses on preventing the tragedy of maternal filicide.

Forensic Issues in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

December 01, 2005

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.