A Lawyer's Guide to Understanding Psychiatry
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A Lawyer's Guide to Understanding Psychiatry

A Lawyer's Guide to Understanding Psychiatry
Product Code: 5150454
About the Author: John S. Carbone, MD
Publication Date: August 2012
ISBN: 978-1-61438-594-3
Page Count: 255
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Sponsoring Entities: Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division
Topics: Criminal Law, Litigation
Format: Book - 5150454
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About the Book

A Lawyer's Guide to Understanding Psychiatry focuses on providing a basic understanding of, and working familiarity with, the situations and terminology lawyers encounter in dealing with patients and clinicians. This information enables lawyers to frame better questions and more precisely identify facts pertinent to the case.

The book begins with an overview of both Western Psychiatry and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. Subsequent chapters cover:

- Pursuing the diagnosis
- Neuroses and psychoses
- Personality disorders
- Psychotropic medications and other treatment options
- Divination of future dangerousness