Dr Neppe is also addressing the AAFS Psychiatry and Behavioral Science Section in a special 2 hour Plenary Seminar entitled Clinical Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry in the Forensic Context on Friday, February 23, 2018 / 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Effectively this will have four major topics
- A broad perspective: An introductory tour of clinical psychiatry and neuropsychiatry in the clinical forensic context:
- Recognizing the risks of Tardive Dyskinesia as a major medication side-effect in Psychiatry: Forensic implications and the key forensic aspects of Tardive Dyskinesia for the clinician.
- What are the key medicolegal components of traumatic brain injury? The missed clinical and forensic facets in Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry, Behavioral Neurology, Neurology and Psychopharmacology
- Development and use of testing in clinical psychiatry and neuropsychiatry with especial emphasis on the forensic context.
Dr Paul Federoff writes: “This is why Science Matters. This year, we are fortunate to have Professor Vernon Neppe presenting both a Plenary Session to the Academy and a two-hour seminar to our section regarding aspects of neuropsychiatry and hypothesis testing.”
“In Thoughts for the Forensic Psychiatrist, Vernon M. Neppe, MD, PhD, will present on issues of forensic neuropsychiatry, hypothesis testing, and bias. This theme will continue with five presentations discussing various challenges and factors forensic mental health experts should consider when conducting evaluations. Diagnoses of complex cases and the controversy of whether to prescribe stimulants will also be discussed.”