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American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

Homicide-Suicide Risk Something to Be Aware of During the Pandemic

Incidence appears to be higher than expected in people 55 and older

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Artificial Intelligence in Psychiatry Has Promise and Peril

It may help in assessing things like suicide risk, but its use raises informed consent issues

October 24, 2021
Consider Transference Issues During Psychiatric Evaluations

Watch for these four scenarios when evaluating patients in your same ethnic group, expert advises

October 24, 2021
Psychiatrists Have Lots of Options When It Comes to Office Security

Consider both physical and non-physical measures

October 23, 2021
Sleepwalking, Cults, and Other Unusual Insanity Defenses

Most defenses involve psychosis or bipolar disorder, but there are interesting exceptions

October 28, 2019
Treatment for Zoophilia Not Well-Defined

"[We're] basically adopting from the sex offender literature"

October 25, 2019
Cyberstalking vs Free Speech: Where's the Line?

Balancing First Amendment rights against psychic harm

October 24, 2019
Can Prison Design Affect Inmates' Mental Health Outcomes?

Art, natural light, other elements can improve results, researchers say

October 31, 2018
Can Mass Shootings Be Prevented?

Yes, if enough people share information about problem behaviors, says James Knoll, MD

October 29, 2018
Possible Malingering in PTSD, TBI Cases Calls for Careful Analysis

Study highlights challenges in diagnosis, treatment in veterans and general population

October 29, 2018
States Start to See Non-Fatal Strangulation as Felony

But a few states haven't yet passed laws on it

October 28, 2018
Substance Abuse and Involuntary Commitment: Will It Work?

While some experts approve of the facilities, several questions remain

October 28, 2018
Some Prisoners Executed Despite Mental Illness Diagnosis

Results call into question who should receive death penalty, researchers say

October 28, 2018
Assessing Competency in Aid-in-Dying Patients

Should a competency exam by an outside doctor be required?

October 27, 2018
Depressed Man Refuses Life-Saving Pacemaker; Now What?

Determining competency and when physicians should intervene

October 26, 2018