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Can Fentanyl Be Used for an Involuntary Intoxication Defense?

A strange occurrence at a Massachusetts hospital Articles by Forensic Magazine and New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Between 2012 to 2016, fourteen patients showed up at a Massachusetts hospital with a strange problem.  All 14 patients…
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Are Alcoholics Really at Fault for Their Crimes?

Courtesy of Godoy Medical Forensics   In April, I covered delirium and noted that there are many underlying etiologies that can cause it. One such etiology is Wernicke encephalopathy. What is encephalopathy? Encephalopathy is…

How Can Infection-Induced Delirium Relate to Homicide Cases?

Courtesy of Godoy Medical Forensics   In April, I covered delirium and noted that there are many underlying etiologies that can cause it. One such etiology is infection. Infection and our body Our bodies are constantly fighting…
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Police Encounter Many People with Mental-Health Crises. Could Psychiatrists Help? – The Washington Post

Police departments have become a de facto arm of the American mental-health system. Research suggests that about 2 million people with serious mental illness are booked into jails in the United States each year. A 2016 review of studies estimated…