Peter C Gaughwin

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to consider whether, in light of the significant controversy surrounding the Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental illnesses (fifth edition) (DSM-5), it may be time for Australia to reconsider the influence of, and its past reliance on, the DSM. Also considered is whether it is now time, with the imminent(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this paper was to consider some of the recent literature that has raised questions about the prevalence of, and problems with, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the forensic context and whether it is a failure by experts to consider adequately Criterion A (1), which leads them into error and results in a skewed picture of the(More)
  • P C Gaughwin
  • 1998
OBJECTIVE AND METHOD This article examines some of the ethical and legal issues which confront the psychiatrist who is asked to provide a forensic psychiatric assessment. Theory is explained and illustrated by way of a case study. RESULTS Recent cases demonstrate a tendency by some psychiatrists to adopt an advocacy role in legal proceedings, to the(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this paper was to consider whether the Courts in their application of Criterion A for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the civil forensic context are in harmony or in conflict with psychiatry. METHOD Discussed are five cases from the civil forensic jurisdiction that considered plaintiffs' submissions that, as a consequence of(More)