The Psychiatrist in Court: A Survival Guide


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For some practicing psychiatrists, the prospect of going to court is as welcome an idea as surgery without anesthesia. Every psychiatrist has heard colleagues' lurid tales of their appearances in court -- whether as defendants or as an expert witnesses -- where merciless lawyers dissected their testimony in public, leaving their professional reputation in tatters. Unfortunately, court appearances are becoming a fact of life in today's litigious society. Knowledge and preparation are necessary to prevent court proceedings ...

The Psychiatrist in Court: A Survival Guide 1998, American Psychiatric Publishing, Washington, D.C.

ISBN-13: 9780880487641

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