Forensic psychiatry

Forensic Psychiatry is a specified division of psychiatry which deals with the assessment and treatment of mentally disordered criminals in prisons, secure hospitals and the communal. It entails sophisticated understanding of the interface between mental wellbeing and the law. Forensic psychiatrists must balance the necessities of each person treated with the threats of harm to others, including the person’s own family and companions, criminal justice or wellbeing service staff or the wider public. Forensic psychiatrists need knowledge in assessing and preventing further harm to the patient or others and also need highly developed multidisciplinary clinical and inter-agency skills. The work requires an ability to work efficiently with other psychiatric specialties.

 

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