Forensic Psychiatry

Forensic Psychiatry is a subspecialty of Psychiatry that encompasses all interaction between Psychiatry and the legal system. In both civil and criminal actions there is often need for psychiatric expertise to help evaluate individuals or assess mental status.

The UK Department of Psychiatry provides a broad range of services to meet the needs of attorneys, employers, insurance companies and courts.

Types of services we provide include:

  • Independent Medical Examination
  • Detailed Medical Records Review
  • Legal Consultation
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Neuropsychological Testing

We have experience and expertise in providing service for a broad range of psychiatric conditions and assessments.

Areas of evaluation include:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Substance Abuse/Dependence
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Worker’s Compensation Claims
  • Competency to Stand Trial
  • Criminal Responsibility
  • Fitness for Duty
  • Dangerousness Assessment
  • Malingering
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Testamentary and Contractual Capacity
  • Product Liability
  • Toxic Tort
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Disability Assessment (ADA)

For additional information:
Phone: 859-323-6021, ext. 79330
Fax: 859-257-2076
E-mail: forensics@uky.edu