Risk Assessment in Psychiatry

A Guide for Lawyers

By Bala Mahendra

The widespread and under-diagnosed nature of mental illness impacts on all areas of life. This new book provides comprehensive practical guidance on psychiatric risk assessment for UK lawyers and related professionals. The book is divided into two parts. Part 1 discusses the general considerations of: organic mental disorders . psychotic disorders . mood disorders . neuroses . disorders of dependence and appetite . disorders of personality and psychopathy . learning disabilities and developmental disorders. Part 2 examines more specific situations involving risk assessment including: assessment of aggression and violence . domestic situations . risk associated with recurrence of disorder in employment . risk associated with cognitive disturbance . onset and recurrence of disorder in post-traumatic states . risk of persistence or recurrence in nuisance behavior.


276 pages

Publication Date: 3/31/2008
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781846611094