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Forensic Psychiatry, Violence and Mental Illness

Dr. Sivakumar Appan, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Forensic Directorate, National Health Service, UK

20-Oct-14 16:00

Forensic Psychiatry, Violence and Mental Illness

We have seen it before: people accused of committing crimes seek defense from persecution on ground of being mentally unsound. But how could the court tell if someone is mentally ill or not? That’s where a forensic psychiatrist comes in. Dr. Sivakumar Appan, a forensic psychiatrist from the National Health Service, UK, tells us about the medical and legal aspects of mental health.


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