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Challenges and concerns

Learn about some of the challenges that forensic psychiatrists face in doing fitness assessments.

In this lecture, Dr Vajawat discusses the practical aspects of fitness to stand trial referrals in terms of their numbers, management, and the challenges associated with such assessments. We also learn ways in which the competence of an accused to stand trial can be restored through various kinds of clinical intervention, including but not limited to pharmacotherapy. Finally, in this lecture, Dr Vawajat discusses the challenges that forensic psychiatrists often face or are likely to face in the Indian courtroom.

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Forensic Mental Health and Criminal Justice

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