Forensic Psychiatry: A Public Health Perspective

Leo Sher, MD (Editor)
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, James J. Peters Veterans Administration Medical Center, Fort Lee, NJ, USA

Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc, (Editor)
Medical Director, Health Services, Division for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Adolescent Medicine, KY Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centers, Mt Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Series: Health and Human Development
BISAC: MED105000

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Forensic psychiatry is frequently defined as the branch of psychiatry that deals with issues arising in the interface between psychiatry and law. Forensic psychiatry uses psychiatric knowledge and techniques in questions of law. It is regarded as a subspecialty of psychiatry and a secondary science of criminology. The American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law defines forensic psychiatry as “a subspecialty of psychiatry in which scientific and clinical expertise is applied in legal contexts involving civil, criminal, correctional, regulatory or legislative matters, and in specialized clinical consultations in areas such as risk assessment or employment.” This book is a collection of articles dedicated to different issues related to the field of forensic psychiatry.
(Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Introduction

Prevention of Violent and Self-Violent Behaviors in Adolescents with Dual Disorders
(Leo Sher, Joav Merrick, James J Peters Veterans’ Administration Medical Center and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, United States of America, and others)

Section One: Legal Aspects

Forensic Psychiatric Evaluations: An Overview
(Leo Sher, James J Peters Veterans’ Administration Medical Center and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, United States of America)

Medical Decisions and Minors
(Jacob M. Appel, Department of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, United States of America)

Suicide Medical Malpractice
(Leo Sher, James J Peters Veterans’ Administration Medical Center and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, United States of America)

Adolescents that Commit Crime: A Review
(Frank Tedeschi, Elizabeth Ford, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Department of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine, New York, United States of America)

Underage Drinking: Research and Policy
(Rivka Green, Hannah Jason and Debora Ganz, Stern College for Women and Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University, New York, United States of America)

Aftermath of Sandy Hook Shooting
(Timothy R. Rice, and Leon Hoffman, Department of Psychiatry, The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, United States of America)

Section Two: Neurobiological Aspects

Serotonin and Adolescent Suicide
(María Dolores Picouto, Francisco Villar, María Dolores Braquehais, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology, Sant Joan de Déu University Hospital, CIBERSAM, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, and others)

Aggression and Serotonin
(Amy R. Glick, The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, United States of America)

Affective and Behavioral Dysregulation in Children and Adolescents
(Irene Caro-Cañizares, Rebeca García-Nieto, Juan J. Carballo, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit, Department of Psychiatry, IIS Fundacion Jimenez Diaz, Madrid, Spain)

Callous-Unemotional Traits
(Timothy R. Rice, Nicole E. Derish, Department of Psychiatry, The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, United States of America)

Section Three: Clinical Factors

Criminality and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
(Carlos Knecht, Raquel de Alvaro, Jose Martinez-Raga, Vicent Balanza-Martinez and Eloisa Carabal, Area de Salud Mental, Hospital Padre Jofre, Valencia, Spain, and others)

Alcohol, Drug Use and Co-Morbidity
(Alfredo Gutierrez, Leo Sher, James J Peters Veterans’ Administration Medical Center and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, United States of America)

Section Four: Suicidal and Homicidal Behavior

Adolescent Male Suicide and Homicide
(Timothy R. Rice, Department of Psychiatry, The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, United States of America)

Alcohol Use, Cognitive Function and Suicide
(Leo Sher, James J Peters Veterans’ Administration Medical Center and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, United States of America)

Guns and Adolescent Mass Shootings
(Timothy R. Rice, and Leon Hoffman, Department of Psychiatry, The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, United States of America)

Adolescent Suicide
(Timothy R. Rice, Department of Psychiatry, The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, United States of America)

Suicidal Ideation: Outpatient Mental Health Service Experience
(Lucía Rodríguez-Blanco, Mónica Díaz de Neira, Rebeca García-Nieto, María José Zamorano-Ibarra, Silvia Ramos-García, Alberto Segura-Frontelo, Enrique Baca-García, and Juan José Carballo, Department of Psychiatry, Jiménez Díaz Foundation, Madrid, Spain)

Health Professionals and Suicidal Behavior
(Drew D Kiraly and Leo Sher, Department of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York and James J Peters Veterans’ Administration Medical Center, New York, United States of America)

Dual Diagnosis and Suicidal Behavior in Combat Veterans
(Drew D Kiraly and Leo Sher, Department of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York and James J Peters Veterans’ Administration Medical Center, New York, United States of America)

Combat Veterans, Posttraumatic Mood Disorder and Suicidal Behavior
(Leo Sher, James J Peters Veterans’ Administration Medical Center and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, United States of America)

Assessment of Suicide Risk
(Evan Podolak, James J Peters VA Medical Center, Bronx, New York, United States of America)

Section Five: Acknowledgements

About the Editors

About Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the James J Peters Veterans’ Administration Medical Center, New York City, United States

About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Israel

About the Book Series “Health and Human Development"

Section Six: Index

Index

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