Articles Published by Mark I. Levy MD, DFAPA - Forensic Psychiatric Associates Medical Corp.
Recent Articles by Mark I. Levy MD, DFAPA - Forensic Psychiatric Associates Medical Corp.
Mission, Methodology & Ethical Duty of Independent Forensic Psychiatric Experts Contrast with Treating Doctors
The mission of the forensic psychiatric expert is not the alleviation of suffering but rather the determination, as accurately as possible, of what is objectively true, assuming a professionally skeptical point of view and seeking firm evidence to support any conclusions while always considering alternative hypotheses.
The opinions of a forensic psychiatrist must be firmly grounded in thorough clinical training combined with substantial experience. Nevertheless, the roles of psychiatric clinicians and forensic psychiatric experts are widely disparate.
Catastrophic events will not cause the same emotional response or injury to occur among all persons who experience the same or similar events. Forensic psychiatric examinations including psychological testing early in the process can help validate or disprove plaintiffs’ claims.
About Mark I. Levy MD, DFAPA - Forensic Psychiatric Associates Medical Corp.Psychiatry & Psychology Expert Witnesses
Mark I. Levy M.D., D.L.F.A.P.A., a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, is a graduate of Columbia College and Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. He has been practicing Forensic Psychiatry, Clinical Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis for more than 35 years. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry (1981)and in Forensic Psychiatry (1999, recertified 2009) and has consulted in more than 400 legal cases and testified at deposition more than 350 times and in State and Federal Court on 46 occasions.
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