It is only recently that stalking has been criminalized after some highly publicized forensic cases. Psychiatric focus has been on erotomania, and in this article we primarily highlight stalking as a separate entity with psychiatric and legal implications. The case reports reveal our vulnerability as therapists, and we hope will raise our awareness of stalking as a potentially dangerous situation. The legal statutes vary in different states, but our recommendations may provide guidelines towards formulating policies and procedures for the safety of healthcare providers.
Nathan, MD, Kalpana I.; Lee, MD, Tina T.; and Missett, MD, PhD, James
"Being Stalked: A Psychiatrist's Perspective,"
Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry:
1, Article 8.
Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/jeffjpsychiatry/vol12/iss1/8