Dr. Adhia is triple-Board-Certified in Forensic Psychiatry, Brain Injury Medicine and Psychiatry. He assesses emotional distress and mental health injuries as well as brain injury concerns. Triggers considered are personal injury, undue influence, changed competency, medical malpractice, physical and emotional abuse, violence, and criminal behavior.
Dr. Adhia was the Medical Director of Pace Mental Health, serving the community in Houston, TX.
He has clinical experience in high-risk and security-sensitive settings, maximum security prisons and correctional psychiatric hospitals, inmates on Death Row and segregated in Isolation. Dr. Adhia also volunteers with Physicians for Human Rights, Asylum Network, conducting forensic assessments of victims of kidnapping and false imprisonment, human trafficking, undue influence, physical and sexual abuse, rape, and fear of imminent death.
He is skilled in evaluating PTSD, Anxiety and Depressive Disorders, risk of suicide, and malingering. He is experienced in the impact of drug and alcohol abuse on decision-making. In psychiatric hospitals, Dr. Adhia treats psychosis: Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders (hallucinations, delusions.)
His findings consider complicating factors, such as emotional distress worsened by physical and emotional isolation from family and support (e.g., prisoner or elder.) Pre-existing mental and physical illness, competency and capacity (e.g. dementia, Intellectual Disability) and medication or addiction may also be relevant to his opinions.
His opines about medical malpractice and standard of care, including in government regulated and institutional settings.
He conducts Independent Medical Examinations and review of records, issuing his med-legal findings by report, testimony or private consultation. Dr. Adhia is available to testify as an expert witness in civil, criminal, military, probate, Federal, Immigration and administrative jurisdictions.
Education & Licenses
Texas Medical License Q0720; Board Certified in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry by the ABPN