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What does a forensic psychiatrist do?


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Answered 2006-11-01 17:32:27

A forensic psychiatrist works with attorneys and the courts by interviewing, assessing and then testifying about individuals involved in court cases.


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There is no such thing as a forensic psychiatrist.

Legal aspects of psychiatry

A psychiatrist is a personal help doctor, who will ask you for some personal details, and will help you to sort out your problem, through talking, understanding, and, if you have a health-related mental illness, they can prescribe you medicine. A forensic psychiatrist ... Please, can somebody fill in this definition, and remove this sentence.

- 4 years in college (with a major of your choice, along with plenty of science related courses to fulfill all requirements set by medical schools) - 4 years in medical school. where you must receive either a M.D. or O.D. Degree - 4 years of residency for psychiatry (sort of like internship, working under supervision, getting paid, but without the actual ''psychiatrist'' title - pass test, receive licence - 1 year in forensic psychiatry (a subspecialty of psychiatry) fellowship. - you are now a forensic psychiatrist bare in mind, there is a difference between a forensic psychiatrist and a forensic psychologist. including a big difference in what is required to become on educationally. being a psychiatrist takes more years, because a psychiatrist IS a doctor.

You need to be a medical doctor with a specialty in psychiatry.

I've heard some Psychiatrists make $450/hr!

Michael Welner has: Played Himself - ABC News Consultant in "Good Morning America" in 1975. Played Himself - Consultant in "Good Morning America" in 1975. Played Himself - Forensic Psychiatrist in "48 Hours" in 1988. Played Himself - Forensic Psychiatrist in "The Early Show" in 1999. Played Himself - Forensic Psychiatrist, Chairman of the Forensic Panel in "Murder by Proxy: How America Went Postal" in 2010. Played himself in "Piers Morgan Tonight" in 2011.

Usually their own reports, assessments, police reports and other paperwork. A forensic psychiatrist doesn't work with science in the same way a forensic scientist (such as you see on CSI) does.

According to, the pay can vary from $59K to $99K, depending on your qualifications and location.

forensic psychiatrist and writer Helen Morrison.she has a book "my life among the serial killers". she was psychiatrist of serial killers like john Wayne gacy.

Hannibal Lecter was a character in suspense novels that were written by Thomas Harris. In the books, he was a forensic psychiatrist and a cannibalistic serial killer.

A forensic psychiatrist can use evidence from a crime scene to put together a more complete picture of the perpetrator. Psychiatric evidence can be used to convict a criminal when other forms cannot.

Psychiatry is specific to treating mental disorders, a 'doctor for mental illness' if you like. Therefore a Forensic Psychiatrist is a 'doctor' for those with mental illnesses, generally with secure forensic hospitals such as Ashworth, Rampton and Broadmoor. A Forensic Psychologists role is more diverse. Such people can work with offenders (e.g. in treatment therapies) or with the victims of crime. If you got to the British Psychological Society website you can get a wealth of information on this career there!

In places like California, they can make up to $260,000/year. Approx. $180k-$250k.

It depends on what you do in the field. Some famous researchers make a lot of money and would qualify as "wealthy". However, an average forensic psychologist (not psychiatrist) makes around 75,000 - 125,000 a year - at least in the state of California.

A Career in Psychology can earn you a salary from $47,000.00 for a counselor to $59,000.00 for a forensic Psychologist, to $79,000.00 for a Neuro-Psychologist. A Psychiatrist can earn $144,000.00 or more.

Park Dietz has: Played Himself - Psychiatrist in "Acts of Violence" in 1985. Played himself in "Biography" in 1987. Played Himself - Threat Assessment Group in "Investigative Reports" in 1991. Played Himself - Psychiatrist for the Prosecution in "The Trial of Jeffrey Dahmer" in 1992. Played himself in "American Justice" in 1992. Played himself in "The Unexplained" in 1996. Played himself in "Serial Killers: Profiling the Criminal Mind" in 1999. Performed in "The Iceman Interviews" in 2003. Played Himself - Forensic Psychiatrist in "Wicked Attraction" in 2008. Played Himself: Forensic Psychiatrist in "Starsuckers" in 2009. Played himself in "Behind Mansion Walls" in 2011.

Forensic science is experimental Forensic medicine is empirical.

Norman Bates's Mother. But.....After Norman's arrest, a forensic psychiatrist tells Sam and Lila that Norman's dead mother is living in Norman's psyche as an alternate personality.

There are no shortenings of psychiatrist, but slang for Psychiatrist can be "Shrink", and "Quack". Those who dislike the term Psychiatrist often say head-doctor, and psychiatrists themselves generally refer to themselves by their fields, i.e. Clinical Psychologist (which is a psychiatrist,) Forensic Psychologist, Child Psyschologist, Criminal Psychologist, etc.____________________"Psych." can be an abbreviation for either profession, as well as the words "psychiatry" and "psychology", though not in formal usage.____________________5/16/10 - I'm a psychiatrist. I'm not sure how common this is, but in my training we abbreviated "psychiatry," "psychiatric," and "psychiatrist" with the Greek letter psi (pronounced like "sigh"). If you go to wikipedia and type "psi" there's an image of capital psi and lowercase psi. Handwritten, they end up looking the same and much like Indiana University's symbol.- RM

Depending on the type of psychiatrist. Some psychiatrist strictly stay in one area.

Psychiatrist who is teaching in medical college in Secunderabad or Hyderabad can be considered best psychiatrist.

entomologists, forensic scientists, forensic psychologists

"Forensic" in English is forense in Italian.

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