Psychiatry ~ Malpractice ~ Medical Law ~ DSM ~ Bogus Therapies ~ 73 Slides which includes main presentation, a set of flashcards and a 20 point multiple choice test.
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Major Issues in Mental Health Malpractice
~Mental illness is a behavioral pattern that causes suffering and/or much less ability to function in ordinary life.
~The causes of mental disorders are not as clear as they are in most other diseases. Research is ongoing about mental illness and particular regions of the brain.
~Treatment is based in psychiatric hospitals or in the community with assessments carried out by psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers. Psychotherapy and psychiatric medication are the two major ways of treating mental illness.
~The commonest mental disorders include: depression, dementia, and schizophrenia.
~This presentation focuses on the competent and incompetent rendering of these services which can lead to malpractice claims.
~Also discussed are extreme and alternative treatment methods to the ones given above.
~Actual cases are featured in this presentation of psychiatric malpractice.
~suicide risk assessment
~failure to prevent a patient’s suicide
~Sloan v. Edgewood Sanatorium
~resting on one’s laurels with risk assessment
~improper diagnosis or treatment
~hiding behind privilege
~What if it isn’t even mental Illness?
~Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
~ Tarasoff Warning
~ Boundary Violations
~ Choosing that “break up” moment (terminating treatment)
~ Tardive dyskinesia
~ Extreme & Alternative therapies:
~ False “Repressed” Memories
~ Primal ScreamTherapy
~ Eye movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)