James Hicks, M.D., 50 SIGNS OF MENTAL ILLNESS (Yale University Press)

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Dr. James Hicks


James Whitney Hicks, M.D. is a psychiatrist who practices in New York City. He is associate clinical director at Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center and an assistant clinical professor at New York University School of Medicine.

Dr. Hicks majored in classical civilization before he obtained his medical degree at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. He also completed his psychiatric residency at Yale. He specialized in the field of psychiatry and the law in fellowship at New York University. Dr. Hicks is board-certified in general psychiatry and forensic psychiatry. He has also been an assistant clinical professor at Ohio State University. He has had extensive experience evaluating and treating individuals with a wide range of mental illnesses.

Dr. Hicks' research and teaching interests include psychopharmacology, schizophrenia, mood disorders, delirium and dementia, psychopathic personality, legal regulation, malingering, risk assessment, competency, sexuality, ethnicity and ethics. He serves as an expert witness in court cases involving mental illness, criminal responsibility, fitness to stand trial, emotional injury, sex offenders, involuntary commitment, and treatment.

Dr. Hicks was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He has lived in Boston, Dallas, San Francisco, Columbus, London and New York City.

Select Scientific Publications:

Ethnicity, Race and Forensic Psychiatry: Are We Color-Blind?
Review article with commentaries, Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 32 (1): 21-33, 2004

Legal Regulation of Psychiatry
Chapter in Principles and Practice of Forensic Psychiatry, 2nd edition, edited by Richard Rosner, New York: Oxford University Press: pages 850-876, 2003

Mailing Address:

Dr. James Hicks, M.D.
Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center
Wards Island
New York, NY 10035
(646) 672-580

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