Renee Sorrentino, MD


Psychiatric Spotlight on Child Sexual Abuse

July 16, 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.