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Jul 20, 2022

In this episode, Dr. Andrew Cutler interviews Dr. Katherine Warburton about the history of criminalization of serious mental illness, the efforts to decriminalize mental illness, and the development and success of diversion programs.

Dr. Katherine Warburton is Medical Director/Deputy Director of Clinical Operations for the California Department of State Hospitals. Prior to that, she was the Chief of Forensic Psychiatry at Napa State Hospital. She is on the volunteer clinical faculty of the UC Davis Division of Psychiatry and the Law.

With this special series, brought to you by the NEI Podcast, we will address a different theme in psychopharmacology every 3 months. Each theme is split into 3 parts, with one part released each month. This theme is on decriminalizing mental illness.

Episodes to be released under this theme include:

Part 1: Decriminalizing Mental Illness

Part 2: Managing the Unique Challenges of Correctional Psychiatry

Part 3: The Intensive Treatment Setting and Special Cases in Forensic Psychiatry

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Link to “Decriminalizing Mental Illness” by Drs. Warburton and Stahl: