Heart Rate and Behavioral Medicine

An interesting editorial in the October 2015 issue of JAMA Psychiatry entitled “Low Resting Heart Rate as an Unequivocal Risk Factor for Both the Perpetration of and Exposure to Violence” is a remarkable announcement of a biomarker for predicting which child or adolescent is most likely to behave violently and/or become a victim of violence. […]

Infantile Amnesia – a mystery begins to be understood

Thomas Insel, MD, the Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, has written in his a blog a very interesting article about new research into the nature of Infantile Amnesia – the fact that adults cannot accurately retrieve memories of events and experiences (i.e., autobiographical memory) that occurred before age 4 years. As this […]

Child Custody & Divorce: An Overview PowerPoint Slide Show

This PowerPoint slide show present an overview of the American legal concepts of divorce and child custody and the roles of the forensic child and adolescent psychiatrist and psychologist in assessing divorcing parents and their children to help develop custody decisions that best serve the emotional needs of the children and their parents.

Studies Mixed On Effects of Violent Video Games On Children

Studies Mixed On Effects Of Violent Video Games On Children. The Los Angeles Times (5/3, Adams) reports, "A number of studies have shown that watching a lot of violence on television or playing violent video games…produces aggressive tendencies in kids." However, "other researchers pooh-pooh such assertions and say that scientific findings have been decidedly mixed […]

Ethical Issues in Forensic Psychiatry With Children and Adolescents

By Richard A. Ratner, M.D. Psychiatric Times | December 2005 | Vol. XXIII | Issue 14 Any discussion of contemporary child and adolescent forensic psychiatry will eventually encompass considerations of the ethical underpinnings of this work. Ethical issues arise inevitably in clinical work with children and adolescents and are even more likely to surface in forensic settings. Download Ethical Issues […]

Divorce and Child Custody

Anlee Kuo, JD, MD, a forensic child and adolescent psychiatrist, co-authored a textbook chapter on Divorce and Child Custody in Lewis’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: A Comprehensive Textbook, Fourth Edition, Edited by Andres Martin and Fred Volkmar, Lippincott Williams and WIlkins, 2007, pp1006-1013.  (Co-author: John Sikorski, M.D.).  The chapter includes the following sections and topics: […]

Forensic Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Anlee Kuo, JD, MD, a forensic child and adolescent psychiatrist co-authored a chapter on forensic child and adolescent psychiatry in the Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition, American Psychiatric Publishing, Washington, D.C., 2004. The chapter includes the following sections and topics: The Changing Status of Children’s Rights Overview of the Legal System The […]