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Child, adolescent, adult, and forensic psychiatry
Julie Y. Low, M.D.
 1 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1BB
New York, NY 10003
call: (646) 342-3090
Forensic Psychiatry

Forensic psychiatry is the nexus at which psychiatry and the law meet. Forensic psychiatry is a consultative medical subspecialty in which psychiatric expertise is applied to a wide-ranging array of legal issues and contexts. 

As both a forensic and child and adolescent psychiatrist, Dr. Low evaluates children and families within different legal contexts, on issues ranging from treatment and placement recommendations for children in the juvenile justice system to performing custody evaluations. 

Dr. Low has devoted much of her professional time to the study and research of the effects of custody on children, with a specific focus on how the developmental stage of a child shapes their response to parental separation. Custody cases are often emotionally challenging for everyone involved; however, the process of custody determination can be a productive time, in which the highest priority should be the preservation and strengthening of the relationships within a family, even though the day-to-day logistics of family life may be altered. Enhancing the family's emotional connection and practical unity in regards to the welfare of the children is Dr. Low's goal in every custody case she undertakes. 

Consulted by attorneys and appointed as a forensic expert by city, county and state courts in both New York and New Jersey, Dr. Low has written reports and testified in a variety of criminal and civil forensic cases including:

Adult Forensic Issues:
• Fitness (Competency) to Stand Trial 
• Orders of Retention for Involuntary Hospitalization 
• Medication to be given Over Objection 
• Guardianship & Competency Evaluations 
• Medical Records Review 
• Psychiatric Disability
• Dangerousness Assessment 
• Independent Medical Examinations evaluations for:
  - Psychiatric disability
  - Mood and Anxiety Disorders 
  - Psychotic Disorders 
  - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 
  - Fitness for/return to duty/work 
  - Psychiatric liability claims
  - Criminal Responsibility 
  - Sexual Abuse/Harassment 

​Child & Adolescent Forensic Issues:
• Fitness to Stand Trial/Waive Miranda Rights
• Custody Determination
• Fitness to Parent
• Parent Mediation
• Criminal Responsibility
• Dangerousness Assessment
• Fitness to be tried in Adult Court 
• Diagnosis and Amenability to Treatment
• Independent Medical Examinations for:
- Fitness to return to school
- Psychiatric disability  
- Mood and Anxiety Disorders
- Psychotic Disorders
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Sexual Abuse/Harassment