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Forensic Scholars TodayVolume 4, Issue 1

Postpartum Depression and Suicide

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Despite cultural perceptions of maternal bliss among new mothers, there is a dangerous risk of suicide among women with postpartum depression. View online or by PDF.

Sexual Sadism Disorder: An Introduction for Mental Health Professionals

Sexual sadism disorder is characterized by the experience of sexual pleasure through causing, witnessing, or fantasizing about a non-consenting individual’s physical or emotional pain. View online or by PDF.

Working Memory and Mental Health: A Primer for the Mental Health Professional

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Working memory is an active and integrative stage in the human memory system. This is not simply a passive storage bin for information on its way to long-term storage. View online or by PDF.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Suicide Risk

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Suicide is currently the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, and its crude mortality rate has been steadily increasing in recent years. View online or by PDF.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and Problem Fragmentation


As a social problem and a consequence of the plethora of alcohol caused harms, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is characterised by complexity, ambiguity, and a lack of agreement on definition and solutions. View online or by PDF.