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Editorial: Evidence-based frameworks of assessment and treatment in forensic psychiatry practice

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posted on 2023-11-08, 10:30 authored by Yasin Hasan Balcioglu, Fatih Oncu, Conor O’Neill, Gautam GulatiGautam Gulati, Nicholas ScurichNicholas Scurich

Forensic psychiatry thrives within the complex overlap of two seemingly distinct realms: the legal arena and the field of psychiatry. It focuses on evaluating and treating mental disorders when they appear linked to criminal behavior. Forensic psychiatry has evolved into a recognized discipline with a robust background of scientific inquiry, primarily because mental health care has always had a significant interface with the law. While it is fundamentally a clinical discipline, it also demands a comprehensive understanding of the law for effective clinical practice.

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Frontiers in Psychiatry 14,1301759.

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Frontiersin

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  • (16) Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

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  • Law

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