This aim of this book is to demystify the medical and legal aspects of bringing a claim for psychological injuries. In this respect it has two potential audiences. Firstly, lawyers and claims handlers for whom it is hoped that it will help to explain the terms which appear in medical reports and often appear as incomprehensible technical jargon and concepts. Hopefully it will set them on the road to asking the right questions and making the right assessments in the litigation. Second, it is aimed at medical practitioners who may enter the medico-legal world and whilst their expertise is in no doubt, may have questions as to what may be expected of them in a different forum. It is hoped that it will provide them with guidance as to the sorts of issues they will be expected to address in the legal process. Contents include: SECTION I: PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS 1.Classification of Psychological Disorders 2.Causation and Attribution 3.Maximising the Reliability of Evidence: Detecting or Preventing Deception 4.Treatment and Prognosis 5.Resolving Evidential Conflict SECTION II: LEGAL ASPECTS 6.Legal basis of claims for psychological injuries 7.Translating Clinical Opinion into Quantum 8.Civil Procedure SECTION III: CONCLUSION 9.Psychological Assessment into the 21st Century Essential reading for anyone involved in personal injury - from the simplest RTA that may involved PTSD to complex million plus litigation. Readership: Solicitors and barristers, insurers, the courtsKoch, Hugh is the author of 'Psychological Injury' with ISBN 9781858113371 and ISBN 1858113377.