Sexual Offenses

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.

A Decade of Psychiatry and Our Climate

July 23, 2019

A climate change and mental health pioneer goes down memory lane with the Times.

Human Trafficking Training in Health Care

January 03, 2019

In the spirit of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, we hope this short quiz raises awareness when considering clinical vulnerability in victims.

Speaking Up: Sexual Harassment in the Medical Setting

June 26, 2017

Here: a review of the definition of sexual harassment, its prevalence among physicians and medical students, its potential impact on physicians and trainees, and guidance about its management.

The Latest in Sexually Violent Predator Expert Testimony

January 30, 2015

The author concludes that people inappropriately placed in psychiatric hospitals can lead to grave violation of human rights.

Conference Preview from the Cutting Edge

January 23, 2015

A look at the 2015 joint American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry (ASAP) and International Society for Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology (ISAPP) Scientific Meeting in March. There, the author will be presenting two sessions that address adolescent sexuality and sexual development issues.

Interventions for Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence

August 28, 2014

Substantial progress has been made in the development of etiologic models of intimate partner violence and interventions for individuals who assault their intimate partners. These authors provide details.

Psychiatric Patients in Prisons Are Frequent Rape Victims

October 21, 2013

Sexual abuse is shockingly common in the US prison system. It has been reported that about 200,000 prisoners are victims of coercive sex each year. Most of those abused are psychiatric patients misplaced in prison.

Trauma Associated With Living in Violent Neighborhoods

May 04, 2013

Psychiatrists need to understand how living in violent families and neighborhoods increases the likelihood of trauma and the psychiatric sequelae associated with it as well as how to respond in the aftermath.