ADJECTIVEScott wrote: ↑Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:30 pmForensic is from the Latin forensis, which means "of the forum."
An archaic version of "forensics" means to craft an argument for public debate in a forum, or for the so-called "marketplace of ideas."
In modern usage forensic means "of the court," and when the word is used it normally pertains to forensic science, or science and technology as applied to the law, law enforcement, and legal investigation. That is the usual context.
I would agree that "forensic psychiatry" is not an exact science, but that does not negate those arguments.
relating to or denoting the application of scientific methods and techniques to the investigation of crime.
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scientific tests or techniques used in connection with the detection of crime.
That's what comes up when I google the definition of 'forensic.'
So it clearly denotes and connotes something very specifically scientific. Yet there is NOT ONE IOTA of science in psychiatric diagnoses. NOT ONE, even while only MD's can call themselves psychiatrists. Why is this so hard for people to accept?
Psychiatry is a complete scam. It's a way for upper and upper middle class powertrippers suffering from personality disorders to install themselves into positions of unquestioned power so they can work out their psychological problems onto the lower classes.
It's not that there aren't people who suffer from organic (meaning genetic, something one is born with) brain diseases, it's just that the supposed psychiatric field has refused to actually use science to identify and diagnose these diseases. Because they want to be be able to 'diagnose' all the other people who only have psycho-socio-political issues with organic diseases. Otherwise pharmaceuticals aren't the answer, among other motivations.
What many don't seem to appreciate is that the system doesn't really consider personality disorders true brain diseases (because they aren't). And that most americans think psychologists are not dealing in science - because they aren't. Also, that actual psychosis tends to be the nearly exclusive province of organic brain disease, as opposed to life issues.
So anyone ascribing science to either psychiatry or forensic psychiatry, which means the use of science in court, is asserting a total lie.