Monday, June 04, 2007

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: The Forensic Minefield

Excellent article documenting the range of issues that surround the use of the diagnosis Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) within civil and criminal proceedings. Among the issues addressed in the article are:

  • The credibility of expert testimony

  • Mitigation in sentencing

  • Misconceptions regarding the nature of trauma and stress

  • Misdiagnosis

  • Forensic assessment

  • This article was first published in Psychiatric Times in December 2005

    Click Here to read the article in full.

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