Author | Renee Sorrentino, MD


Battered Woman Syndrome: Is It Enough for a Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity Plea?

July 24, 2019

Today, 25 years after the Lorena Bobbitt trial, the case has gained a renewed interest. A look back shows how far we have-and haven’t-come in conceptualizing sexual violence.

Call Me by Your Name: Not Pedophilia, Still Problematic

September 08, 2018

The typical trials of an teen working to understand sex and intimacy is compromised by an inappropriate power dynamic in this film, according to the authors.

Mini Quiz: Characterizing Sexual Deviation

January 23, 2017

A quiz on significant changes in DSM-5 nomenclature as they relate to sexual disorders.

DSM-5 and Paraphilias: What Psychiatrists Need to Know

November 28, 2016

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

Psychiatric Spotlight on Child Sexual Abuse

July 15, 2016

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.

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.