Susan Hatters Friedman, MD discusses MISTAKES WRITERS MAKE ABOUT FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY AND HOW TO AVOID THEM. She talks about the differences between forensic psychiatry and forensic psychology; the rules governing psychiatric confidentiality; the fact that forensic psychiatrists are not lie detectors; the depiction of competency versus sanity in fiction (and which is easier to argue in court); and lines a psychiatrist (at least a reputable one) wouldn't cross.
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Susan Hatters Friedman is a psychiatrist specializing in forensic psychiatry and maternal mental health. She currently serves as President of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. Susan received the Manfred Guttmacher Award from the American Psychiatric Association for editing the book “Family Murder: Pathologies of Love and Hate.” She is pursuing a Masters in Crime Fiction at the University of Cambridge and has studied with The Second City, the world's premier comedy club, comedy theater, and school of improvisation. Her creative writing is found in “Hobart,” “Eclectica," and “Drunk Monkeys,” among others.