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College Fails To Intervene On Behalf Of Suicidal Student PSYCHIATRIST Expert Case

College Fails To Intervene On Behalf Of Suicidal Student

This case involves a 19-year-old female college student who committed suicide in her dorm room in November of her sophomore year. The student had no history of mental illness prior to arriving at college and was physically healthy. A year before her death, …

Child Is Sexually Assaulted While Under Psychiatric Treatment PSYCHIATRIST Expert Case

Child Is Sexually Assaulted While Under Psychiatric Treatment

…  to a facility. After 2 weeks of admission, the attending psychiatrist wrote that the child was ready for release. In spite of this …  At week 9, she was sexually abused by another patient. A psychiatrist was sought to opine on the hospital’s liability for not protecting …

Geriatric Psychologist Determines Long-Term Care Plan For Brain Damaged Alcoholic PSYCHIATRIST Expert Case

This case involves a couple who separated as a result of the 68-year-old husband’s alcoholism. Several months after the couple separated, the man was hospitalized and diagnosed with wet brain, exhibiting signs of short and long-term memory loss. The coup …

Suicide Risk Patient Is Prematurely Discharged From Psychiatric Hospital PSYCHIATRIST Expert Case

This case involves a 23-year old male victim of human trafficking with a history of psychosis and multiple suicide attempts. He presented to the emergency room late one evening after overdosing on antidepressants. The patient was admitted to an interna …

Psychiatric Patient Develops Uncontrollable Seizures Following Shock Therapy PSYCHIATRIST Expert Case

This case involves a 45-year-old male patient with a history of severe depression and seizures. He was admitted to a psychiatric facility following a suicide attempt and was given several psychiatric evaluations. The patient was deemed in severe and  …

Patient Develops Compulsive Behavior While Taking Antipsychotic Medication PSYCHIATRIST Expert Case

This case involves a 26-year-old male patient with bipolar disorder and severe depression who was prescribed the antipsychotic aripipiprazole. This patient had a family history of bipolar disorder and alcoholism. While taking the antipsychotic medi …

Schizophrenic Patient Suffers Psychotic Episode After Abrupt Change In Medication PSYCHIATRIST Expert Case

…  twenties who was being treated for seven years by the same psychiatrist for paranoid schizophrenia and psychosis. The patient had been …  antipsychotic for 5 years with no episodes. The treating psychiatrist then left the state, leaving the patient’s care under a new …