Understanding Mental Health: conditions, caring, and contexts: Forensic Psychiatry – Professor John Crichton

Prof John Crichton – Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist and
Chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland.

What is a forensic psychiatrist? Far from the media stereotypes forensic psychiatrists are not so different to other doctors but working at the most extremes of human experience. Any one of us may have a mental health problem. Very rarely that problem may result in an inability to control ones actions and may lead to direful consequences. Forensic psychiatry is all about helping people recover their lives after such life changing events and by placing the care and treatment of patient at the centre ensuring everyone’s safety.

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