Dr. Adhia is double-Board-Certified in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry, and is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). His forensic and clinical practices focus on the psychiatric impact of physical and emotional abuse, and violence, with broad med-legal implications. Dr. Adhia evaluates and treats psychiatric injury and disability in victims and alleged abusers. He treats patients in high-risk and security sensitive settings including maximum security prisons and correctional psychiatric hospitals, inmates on death row and segregated in Isolation. In addition, Dr. Adhia works with Physicians for Human Rights to assess victims of kidnapping and false imprisonment, human trafficking, undue influence, physical and sexual abuse, rape, and fear of imminent death. In all populations, he assesses PTSD, Anxiety, Depressive Disorders, risk of suicide, and malingering. He is experienced in treatment and impact of drug and alcohol abuse on decision-making. Dr. Adhia also treats severe psychosis (Schizophrenia, hallucinations) and psychopathology.
Dr. Adhia’s findings consider complicating factors, such as emotional distress worsened by physical and emotional isolation from family and support. Other factors are pre-existing mental and physical illness, competency and capacity (e.g. dementia, Intellectual Disability.)
As a physician, Dr. Adhia is uniquely qualified to review medical records and doctor reports.
Institutional medicine, medical malpractice, and standard of care, apply to both public and private facilities, including government regulated correctional institutions and psychiatric hospital. Dr. Adhia is skilled in these med-legal issues.
Dr. Adhia conducts Independent Medical Examinations, review of records, and reports his med-legal findings and opinions. He is available to testify in civil, criminal, probate, Federal, Immigration and administrative jurisdictions.
- Sexual abuse
- Malpractice and Standard of Care
- Alcohol and Drug Abuse
- Anxiety and Depression
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