Reviews Book

Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 10 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:605
  1. Girish Vaidya, consultant in child and adolescent psychiatry (
  1. Marsden Street Clinic, Chesterfield

Why would you read a book on adolescent forensic psychiatry? Well, there are a number of reasons, many of which have been well covered by the editors of this book. If you are a child and adolescent psychiatrist (like me), you would find such a book useful in understanding and managing risk posed by adolescents with delinquent behaviours. You would benefit from a framework for assessment—handily provided …

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