Psychiatry Expert Witness

Man meets with his PsychiatristA Psychiatry expert witness is a Psychiatrist who testifies on mental health including bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, suicidality, and substance abuse.  Psychiatry is a branch of medicine focusing on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders. Such disorders commonly include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, suicidality, and substance abuse. Psychiatrists work in a variety of settings ranging from private practices to busy prison systems. They offer treatment via counseling, psychotherapy, and psychiatric medications. Many Psychiatrists have additional sub-specialization in fields such as Child Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, or Addiction Psychiatry. Psychiatrists who have attained the highest level of accreditation are Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, part of the American Board of Medical Specialties.

Medical negligence claims against Psychiatrists are infrequent, but commonly stem from an alleged failure to stabilize depressive or psychotic symptoms that may result in suicide or harm to others.

Psychiatry Case Matter

From the treatment of common psychiatric issues to the most pervasive mental disorders, Elite Medical Experts reviews all aspects of Psychiatric litigation and hand selects nationally recognized Psychiatry expert witnesses.  Typical areas include:

  • Delirium
  • Dementia
  • Delusional behavior
  • Substance abuse (e.g. alcohol, amphetamines, cocaine, narcotics, prescription medications)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Mania
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Alcoholism
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Conversion reaction and disorder
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Gender identity disorder
  • Dissociative disorder
  • Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia
  • Sleep disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD and ADHD)
  • Tic disorders
  • Geropsychiatry
  • Suicidality, self-harm, and self-mutilation

Given the range of specialized issues involved in Psychiatry, an experienced Board-Certified Psychiatric expert witness from a top university medical center is an invaluable asset for challenging assignments. To secure a Psychiatry expert witness who is ready to work with you, please contact Elite Medical Experts and speak with a physician or nurse on Elite’s experienced Case Strategy Team today.

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Dr. Burton Bentley II, the CEO of Elite Medical Experts, is a nationally renowned authority on medical liability, informed consent, and complex issues at the intersections of medicine, law, and business. As a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician and entrepreneur, Dr. Bentley founded Elite Medical Experts in 2010 while overseeing nearly a decade of year-over-year growth. Dr. Bentley also developed and patented a commercial medical device and co-founded Consent Spectrum, a state-of-the-art digital platform for informed consent in aesthetic medical procedures.  Outside of Elite, Dr. Bentley can be found spending time with his family and riding horses in Tucson’s riverbeds and deserts.

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