SLUSOM FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY
SLU Forensic Psychiatry provides consultative services to attorneys and courts regarding mental conditions that may have legal significance. Three psychiatrists certified in the subspecialty of Forensic Psychiatry are experienced in conducting forensic assessments, preparing forensic reports, consulting and testifying in depositions and trial. They can address a variety of civil and criminal legal issues involving behavior and mental conditions.
Issues for which SLU Forensic Psychiatry can provide helpful assessments and consultations include:
- Criminal competencies including competence to stand trial
- Mental criminal responsibility including insanity
- Civil competencies
- Guardianship in the elderly
- Testamentary capacity
- Contractual capacity
- Employment Issues
- Independent medical examinations
- Psychiatry disability
- Workers’ compensation
- Fitness for duty
- ADA evaluations
- Wrongful discharge
- Personal Injury
- Psychological traumas, e.g. PTSD
- Traumatic brain injury
- Civil commitment and risk assessments
Additionally other subspecialties in the SLU Department of Neurology & Psychiatry are available to address specific problems such as brain injury in trauma victims (neurology) and competency and guardianship assessments (geriatric psychiatry).
For an initial telephone consultation with a forensic psychiatrist, attorneys can call the SLU Forensic Psychiatry receptionist at 314-977-4825.
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