Dating a psychiatrist
Doesnt the lawyer always want to retain experts who agree with his or her side of the case? Are there professional ethics to which forensic psychiatrists are expected to adhere?
Forensic CAREER INFO and help for your class paper or report What is forensic psychiatry?
Forensic psychiatry is a branch of medicine which focuses on the interface of law and mental health.
It may include psychiatric consultation in a wide variety of legal matters (sometimes with expert testimony), as well as clinical work with perpetrators and victims. S.) who has completed several years of additional training in the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of mental disorders.
So you think you might be dating a pathological liar? They're not trying to con you into or out of anything. He is a bullshit artist who makes it up as he goes along, and who then semi-believes his own crap. You ask him what he did last Saturday and he tells you he went to the museum; and maybe he says at the museum he saw a guy try to rob the gift shop, but he got caught by two off duty cops wearing blue hats. If he saw a suicide bomber, he'd be able to movie- kung fu him, grab the Sig Sauer and squeeze off a few rounds. Hence confabulation is associated with dementia ("when I was 18 I went to Paris with my unit and I saw... Canadian guys, I think they were Satanists, no, wait, Stalinists, yeah, that's right, and they could read my mind...")What about biological correlates?
For example, maybe the part of the lie that's important isn't that he saw a guy rob the gift shop and get arrested, but that he was at the -- the point is that he imagines himself a loner, or an artsy type, etc.
What this study found was that people who frequently lie develop a better brain for manipulating information, remembering stories, etc-- which is interesting, but not all that surprising.
My take is that pathological lying is a disorder of identity; the person imagines for himself an separate identity, and then fantasizes experiences and events which may be otherwise ordinary and predictable-- he went to the museum-- but in his mind happen only to "that" person.
How is forensic psychiatry useful to the legal process?
Is a forensic psychiatrist the same thing as a forensic psychologist?