The psychiatric expert report is an increasingly requested element in the judicial sphere, and this is for a variety of reasons.
Reasons for requesting a psychiatric expert report
Firstly, the psychiatric expert report, in a generic way, is necessary because the legal system so provides when the judge must be informed of specific aspects on a subject in which he is not expert, as is the case with behavioral disorders or diseases Mental.
Secondly, because the psychiatric expert report may be an essential element in determining the criminal responsibility of a sick person, and precisely because of this, he needs his illness to be taken into account in order to receive special consideration before the law.
It is also fundamental the psychiatric expert report when it is sought to obtain a disability or disability in the labor jurisdiction, based on the existence of a psychic disorder or illness that must be accredited by the court.
Finally, the psychiatric expert report may be of special relevance when we are in the civil jurisdiction and seek to achieve incapacitation, declare the nullity of a will, invalidate a marriage or determine the need for involuntary confinement.
Structure of a psychiatric expert report
Any psychiatric expert report for practical purposes should be structured as follows:
Preamble : who does, what is done, where is done and who is done.
- Current Syndrome or Illness
- Personal / family history
- Precursor vital curve
- Clinical Considerations
- Medical legal considerations
Conclusions : conclusions must be clear, specific and precise.
For more information, consult a specialist in Psychiatry .