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Book Review: Your Brain Is Always Listening By Daniel G Amen MD

This book is by Dr Daniel G Amen a psychiatrist based in the United States. The contents of the book covered a fairly impressive range of thought patterns that can… Read More>>

What Lockdowns Mean to Psychiatry and the Legal Profession.

As we emerge from the cold dark nights, as daffodils begin to emerge from the soil and winter seems to be parting company. It is a time to reflect on what has happened in… Read More>>

Are Lawyers Failing Their Mentally Vulnerable Clients?

According to a report on Mental Health and Justice  chaired by Sir David Latham around one in four adults in the UK are diagnosed with a mental illness during their… Read More>>

The Days of a Local Psychiatrist Doing All Your Court Reports are Long Gone.

In this day and age most medical professionals are inundated with work. This is a fact in the mental health field probably more than others. With the increasing… Read More>>

The Assessment of Malingering

“There were no real demons, no talking dogs, no satanic henchmen. I made it all up via my wild imagination so as to find some form of justification for my criminal acts…”  Read More>>

Fitness to Plead: The Pritchard Criteria

It is interesting that the question of the accused being unfit is dealt with using the 1836 criteria of R v. Pritchard. In Pritchard, the accused was deaf, unable to speakRead More>>

7 Tips for Finding the Right Psychiatric Expert

In R v Turner (1975) 60 Cr. App. R. 80, Lawton LJ stated: “…the fact that an expert witness has impressive scientific qualifications does not by that fact alone make… Read More>>