What is Forensic Psychology?

As a psychiatrist who is often called to serve as an expert witness in court, people often ask me "What is forensic psychology?"   From novels, television shows, and movies we have been introduced to the profession of the forensic psychologist or forensic psychiatrist.  These are the folks who work...

Medications to Treat ADHD

ADHD Treatment Using Medications We are often asked what are the medication options for ADHD treatment. There are a few different types of medications that are commonly used and some are summarized here. Child psychiatrists often prescribe these, as well as other non-medication treatments for children, teens, and adults with...

Autism Testing: Proper Evaluation and Determining Diagnosis

We are often asked what does autism testing (also called Autism Evaluation or Autism Diagnosis) entail. When facing a diagnosis of autism of your child, the process can be confusing. Here, we will provide some information about what is involved in a proper evaluation and determining of an autism diagnosis. Autism...

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