Bright Heart Health

Bright Heart Health’s Medical Director, David Kan, MD, discusses the history of the opioid epidemic, opioid affects on the body, opioid treatment using medication, and more.

Two’s Company, Three’s A Crowd: The Problem of Third Party Presence in Forensic Psychiatric Examinations.

Years ago, the distinguished and esteemed George Washington University forensic psychiatrist Robert I Simon MD, who sadly died earlier this year, wrote a wonderful monograph entitled “Two’s Company, Three’s a Crowd,” outlining the scientific and ethical problems posed by the presence of a third party during a forensic psychiatric examination. In 2003, a California Appellate […]

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 […]

On Wearing 2 Hats

This is a brief discussion of the complications that can arise when a treating clinician agrees to become the “independent expert” in his patient’s litigation.