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Trust Psychiatrist has work published

21 Jul 23

Professor Regi Tharian Alexander, Consultant Psychiatrist and neurodevelopmental research stream lead for HPFT has been published by Cambridge University Press and the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

‘Forensic Aspects of Neurodevelopmental Disorders: A Clinician's Guide’, was edited by Professor Alexander, along with Dr Jane McCarthy and Professor Eddie Chaplin  and describes the needs of those with ‘offending behaviour’ who also have neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, intellectual disability, and foetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

The book covers aetiology, prevalence, comorbid mental disorders, legal issues, risk assessments, diagnosis and therapeutic approaches for this patient group and describes care pathways through the criminal justice system across the UK and internationally.

Commenting on the book, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Dr Adrian James said: “I wish I had been accompanied by this authoritative textbook during the 30 years I have spent assessing people in prison with neurodevelopmental disorders. It's a comprehensive toolkit to help and guide clinicians in this important and growing area. The need has never been greater. This to me is comprehensive, authoritative, practical, and accessible. A great addition to the scientific literature.”

Professor Alexander said: “With my fellow editors, I feel very gratified at having brought together over 50 authors from all over the world, many of them opinion leaders in their respective fields, to create this book. It aims to secure the very best of treatment outcomes for a marginalised group of patients, who often receive neither equity of access to health care nor equity of treatment outcomes”.

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