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Navigating Perinatal Psychiatry and Fabricated Illness

As the legal landscape continues to evolve, the intersection of psychiatry and law becomes increasingly vital. At Expert In Mind, we are committed to providing invaluable resources to legal professionals, and our upcoming webinar promises to be no exception. On April 19th, join us for an enlightening session as we delve into the complex world of perinatal psychiatry and fabricated illness.

Hosted by the esteemed Dr. Musters, a Consultant Adult and Perinatal Psychiatrist with extensive experience in both clinical and medico-legal practice, this webinar is poised to offer unparalleled insights into critical areas of concern for legal practitioners and mental health experts alike.

In this compelling session, Dr. Musters will explore four pivotal areas:

  1. Parents’ Mental Health in Family Law Proceedings: Family law cases often involve sensitive issues related to parental mental health. Dr. Musters will provide valuable perspectives on navigating these complexities within the legal framework.
  2. Psychiatric Injuries Following Obstetric Negligence: Obstetric negligence can have profound psychiatric consequences for patients. Dr. Musters will shed light on the psychiatric ramifications of such negligence and its implications for legal proceedings.
  3. Psychiatric Care Breaches of Duty: Instances of breached psychiatric care demand careful scrutiny. Dr. Musters will offer expert insights into assessing breaches of duty and their implications in legal contexts.
  4. Fabricated or Induced Illness (FII): Formerly known as Munchausen By Proxy, FII presents unique challenges in both psychiatric and legal realms. Dr. Musters’ expertise in this area will provide invaluable guidance for navigating these complex cases.

Dr. Musters, renowned for his extensive knowledge and experience, is poised to deliver a wealth of captivating and thought-provoking insights. His expertise extends beyond clinical practice to include medico-legal assessments, making him an invaluable resource for legal professionals seeking clarity and accuracy in their cases.

With a Master’s Degree in Culture and Health, with a particular focus on transcultural psychiatry, Dr. Musters brings a nuanced understanding of diverse backgrounds and experiences to his practice. His involvement in the Royal College of Psychiatrists Expert Reference Group on Factitious and Induced Illness further underscores his dedication to advancing understanding in this complex field.

Beyond his professional accolades, Dr. Musters’ commitment to patient care is evident in his role as clinical lead for the specialist Perinatal service in the East London borough of Newham. His expertise in managing patients with psychotic illness, severe mood disorders, and personality disorders underscores his holistic approach to mental health care.

As legal professionals strive to secure the best outcomes for their clients, the insights offered in this webinar are invaluable. Whether you’re grappling with family law cases, clinical negligence proceedings, or complex psychiatric assessments, Dr. Musters’ expertise will provide the clarity and guidance you need.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your understanding of perinatal psychiatry and fabricated illness. Reserve your spot by clicking here and embark on a journey of enlightenment with Dr. Musters as your guide. Spaces are limited, so secure your place now for an enriching and informative experience.

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Expert In Mind is the leading provider of Expert Psychiatrists and Psychologists to the legal sector throughout the UK. Our exceptional service and specialized knowledge can save you precious time and help you get the best outcome for your client.

Our highly experienced Experts, personal service, and strict recruitment criteria ensure the highest standard of report for your case. Contact us today to learn how we can help you by visiting our website, or call us on 01424 444130.

We look forward to working alongside you.

Announcing the opening of our ADHD Clinic

“Breaking Ground: Expert in Mind Unveils Game-Changing Sister Venture – The ADHD Clinic!”

Expert in Mind is excited to introduce its latest venture, The ADHD Clinic. Recognising the increasing demand for ADHD assessments and the prolonged waiting lists within the NHS, we are thrilled to offer a solution. With almost 16 years of experience in organizing mental health assessments and providing ADHD assessments through the clinical division of our business, establishing a dedicated clinic was a logical step forward.

Our team of ADHD specialists, who have consistently demonstrated excellence, can trust us to operate this clinic with precision and efficiency. This endeavour reflects our commitment to addressing the growing need for accessible and timely ADHD assessments, ensuring individuals receive the care they require without unnecessary delays.

Dr. Sajid Suleman, a dedicated Consultant Psychiatrist with a wealth of experience in diagnosing ADHD since 2008, stands as a passionate advocate for the subject. Driven by a commitment to delivering assessments of the highest quality in adherence to NICE Guidelines, he will be at the helm of our distinguished team comprising 15 accomplished psychiatrists and psychologists. Together, they share a collective dedication to ensuring excellence in ADHD assessments and contributing to the wellbeing of those seeking our services.

For adults, we offer two tiers of assessment.   Tier 1 is a multi-disciplinary assessment. The client has an appointment with a psychologist, and then an appointment with a psychiatrist, who will complete a joint report giving a comprehensive and nuanced perspective.

Neurodevelopmental difficulties are largely cognitive constructs diagnosed based on (mainly) observable behavioural symptoms. In simple terms – neurodevelopmental difficulties are problems with how our brain develops and we figure this out mainly by looking at how people behave in certain situations.  A Psychologist can carry out various psychometrics and can also complete cognitive assessments to look at impairments associated with ADHD. Their extensive training in behavioural and cognitive theory allows for a more in-depth evaluation, ensuring a holistic understanding of an individual’s challenges.

A psychiatrist, with their medical training, brings a unique viewpoint to the assessment, examining aspects from a clinical and physiological standpoint.  A psychiatrist is medically trained and will undertake a structured medical assessment of your mental health and psychiatric history. This means that the doctor will look at other health conditions, especially mental health conditions, which may either exist alongside possible ADHD or exist instead of ADHD.  For example, if people have depression and/or anxiety that is not responding to standard treatments, sometimes this is because ADHD is present and needs to be treated first to enable other conditions to be treated subsequently.

The collaboration between a psychologist and a psychiatrist, (supplemented by input from a trusted, familiar person, and the completion of targeted questionnaires) is exceptionally thorough.  It offers patients a more detailed understanding of their presentation, diagnosis, behaviours, and cognitions, enhancing the overall quality of care and paving the way for a tailored intervention plan.

This thorough approach facilitates personalised support for your journey; a psychologist making in depth and specific recommendations for work and/or education focusing on the social emotional and practical difficulties associated with ADHD; a psychiatrist recommending and prescribing medication based on an assessment of its potential benefits, diligently monitoring its effectiveness, and observing progress and improvements to ensure optimal outcomes.

For those seeking a more expedited process and a concise report, we proudly introduce our tier 2 assessments. In this streamlined approach, assessments are conducted solely by a psychiatrist. While the medical expertise ensures a high standard, it may not delve as deeply as our tier 1 assessments, where both a psychiatrist and psychologist collaborate to provide a more comprehensive perspective. Opting for tier 2 assessments offers a quicker route without compromising quality, catering to individuals who prioritise efficiency in their evaluation process.

In catering to children, our team boasts highly experienced child and adolescent psychiatrists committed to delivering meticulous and comprehensive assessments. Beyond a structured interview, our approach involves a thorough examination of school records, medical histories, and in-depth discussions with parents. To ensure a comprehensive understanding, questionnaires will also need to be completed. Our dedication to the holistic evaluation of each child underscores our commitment to providing the highest standard of care in the assessment process.

We are thrilled to introduce the inclusion of QbTests in our services—a computer based diagnostic screening tool that meticulously gauges the three core symptoms of ADHD: activity, attention, and impulsivity.  Beyond initial assessments, QbTests prove to be exceptionally valuable in monitoring the impact of prescribed medications on an individual’s ADHD symptoms. As a cutting-edge method, QbTests are spearheading the evolution of ADHD assessments, offering a precise evaluation of activity associated with ADHD and signalling a progressive approach for the future.

At the core of our business, we uphold values that embody professionalism, knowledge, clarity, and respect. Recognising the financial considerations associated with ADHD assessments, we’re pleased to introduce a convenient finance option, making the assessment process more accessible. To enhance transparency, we’ve outlined post-diagnosis costs on our website, detailing expenses related to follow-up appointments, the treatment process, and review appointments for individuals seeking ADHD treatment.

Throughout your journey, rest assured that our dedicated team will provide unwavering support, ensuring you’re well-informed and cared for at every step. Your well-being is our priority, and we’re committed to making the entire process as clear and supportive as possible.

If you would like to know more, or book an assessment, contact the team on or visit our website

Contact us Today!

Expert In Mind is the leading provider of Expert Psychiatrists and Psychologists to the legal sector throughout the UK. Our exceptional service and specialized knowledge can save you precious time and help you get the best outcome for your client.

Our highly experienced Experts, personal service, and strict recruitment criteria ensure the highest standard of report for your case. Contact us today to learn how we can help you by visiting our website, or call us on 01424 444130.

We look forward to working alongside you.


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