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The New Wave of Designer Drugs: A Review for Criminal Justice and Forensic Professionals

Posted January 30, 2017 | By Matthew D. Krasowski and Jerrod Brown

This article is from Volume 2, Issue 3 of Forensic Scholars Today, a quarterly publication featuring topics from the world of forensic mental health. Click to view or save a PDF of this article.

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In recent decades, synthetic or designer drugs have continuously emerged like weeds.… Read More

Writing for Social Media: Tips, Best Practices and More

Posted November 29, 2016 | By Tricia Hussung

In the constantly changing world of digital marketing, it can be difficult to keep pace with the latest best practices and techniques, especially when it comes to social media. Trends emerge and disappear quickly, and it’s challenging to keep readers engaged in content.… Read More

Writing for the Web: A Beginner’s Guide

Posted November 16, 2016 | By Tricia Hussung

Strong web writing skills are a key component of successful digital marketing strategy and effective search engine optimization (SEO). Though writing for the web encompasses a wide variety of different content, crafting the right kind of content is especially important for blog and website platforms.… Read More

Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome (WKS) and Deficits Associated with Memory: An Introduction for Clinical and Forensic Professionals

Posted October 31, 2016 | By Jerrod Brown, Charlotte Gerth Haanen, Matthew D. Krasowski, Deborah A. Eckberg and Cameron R. Wiley

This article is from Volume 2, Issue 2 of Forensic Scholars Today, a quarterly publication featuring topics from the world of forensic mental health. Click to view or save a PDF of this article.

Abstract

Chronic alcohol abuse has been shown to lead to a number of cognitive, behavioral, and developmental deficits.… Read More

Attachment and Trauma-Related Problems: Implications for Criminal Justice and Forensic Mental Health Professionals

Posted October 28, 2016 | By Diana Lynn Barnes and Jerrod Brown

This article is from Volume 2, Issue 2 of Forensic Scholars Today, a quarterly publication featuring topics from the world of forensic mental health. Click to view or save a PDF of this article.

Abstract

Secure attachment with a caregiver creates a foundation for psychological stability and fosters resilience in the face of future experiences of undue stress.… Read More

Confabulation and the Criminal Justice and Mental Health Systems: An Introduction to a Complex Topic

Posted October 28, 2016 | By Jerrod Brown, Robert Biehn, Debra Huntley, Cameron R. Wiley, Jeffrey Riley and Janina Cich

This article is from Volume 2, Issue 2 of Forensic Scholars Today, a quarterly publication featuring topics from the world of forensic mental health. Click to view or save a PDF of this article.

Abstract

Confabulation occurs when an individual inaccurately recounts memories or events that are untrue or chronologically out of sequence but does so without the intent to deceive.… Read More

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and the Criminal Justice System: An Introduction to a Complex Topic

Posted October 28, 2016 | By Jerrod Brown and Jeff Louie

This article is from Volume 2, Issue 2 of Forensic Scholars Today, a quarterly publication featuring topics from the world of forensic mental health. Click to view or save a PDF of this article.

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when an external force alters brain functioning or results in some other form of brain injury.… Read More

Art Therapy and FASD: A Promising Treatment Approach

Posted October 28, 2016 | By Erin Rafferty-Bugher and Jerrod Brown

This article is from Volume 2, Issue 2 of Forensic Scholars Today, a quarterly publication featuring topics from the world of forensic mental health. Click to view or save a PDF of this article.

Abstract

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by cognitive (e.g., executive function), social (e.g., communication), and adaptive (e.g., decision-making ability) deficits.… Read More

5 Rare Mental Disorders You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

Posted October 28, 2016 | By Tricia Hussung

Mental health conditions affect millions of Americans. In fact, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), approximately one in five adults in the United States experiences mental illness each year. Almost 7 percent of American adults had at least one major depressive episode in the past year, and more than 18 percent experienced an anxiety disorder.… Read More

A History of Mental Illness Treatment: Obsolete Practices

Posted October 14, 2016 | By Tricia Hussung

Mental illness affects many individuals in the United States. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately one in five American adults experience mental illness each year. That’s 43.8 million people, or more than 18 percent of the population.… Read More

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