The civil forensic psychiatry website, compiled by Dr. Michael Epstein is a resource for psychiatrists, psychologists, lawyers and others. It comprises an interactive blog, a forum, and a questions and issues site. It is a one stop shop for articles, commentary, legislation, court instruction, fee schedules and impairment guides.

There is a one off fee of $100 to become a Member. Members can access:

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  • large knowledge base
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  • Members have the option of purchasing The Guide to Civil Psychiatric Assessment in hard copy or as an e book at a discounted rate. The book will be published in October 2019.

Some background to the vexed question of psychiatric claims vs physical claims

June 30, 2019

I have been doing more research on the issue of widespread discrimination against claimants with psychiatric injury. I came across this paper, written by a lawyer that gives an interesting overview of the dilemma facing governments in dealing with these claims. The writer states: The main arguments against pure psychiatric injury claims can be summarised as follows: 1. The existence of mental harm is more difficult to prove than physical harm, and carries with it the associated risk of trivial […]

The Guide to Civil Pyschiatric Assessment

by Michael Epstein

available in October 2019