Forensic and Addiction Psychiatry
Forensic and addiction psychiatry are both deals with human behavior; forensics addresses the legal consequences of behavior, and addiction psychiatry studies and treats those causes of behavior resulting from the consumption of substances of abuse or addicted drugs. These approaches act differently, but each can learn from one other. Clinical differences are that medical thinking is not the same as that of the forensic medical thinking. There are many several the addiction psychiatrist can be of assist to the legal system in civil, criminal, and administrative parameters. This addiction psychiatrist will benefit from a basic understanding of legal procedure and terminology as well as how he fits into the society legal system and an awareness of what he has to offer in the community. Issues considered include the necessity for pledge information will and contract challenges, custody matters, malpractice allegations, dram shop cases, and administrative or licensing issues.