Landmark Cases in Forensic Psychiatry

Landmark Cases in Forensic Psychiatry

Elizabeth Ford and Merrill Rotter

Print publication date: Jun 2014

ISBN: 9780199344659

Publisher: Oxford University Press


This online resource brings together concise, comprehensive summaries of the most important ‘landmark’ legal decisions relating to mental health practice in the United States. These decisions, along with their underlying reasonings, make up a critical portion of the national certification examination for forensic psychiatry offered by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). Many of the themes are also tested in the ABPN certification examination for general psychiatry. This resource is the first to provide a combination of summaries of the relevant legal content paired with board-style test questions designed to help consolidate knowledge and prepare for certification. Cases with similar themes are grouped together with an eye toward helping the reader understand the evolution of legal and clinical thinking on a particular topic.