Archives for May 2010

Shrink gets 16 years

The Post Standard (Syracuse, NY) HE GETS PRISON FOR ORGAN-TRANSPLANT CON ; JEROME FELDMAN, WHOSE ESTRANGED WIFE LIVES IN BALDWINSVILLE, LURED FIVE SICK PEOPLE TO PHILIPPINES. By John O\’Brien A former psychiatrist was sent to prison for nearly 16 years Thursday for duping seriously ill people out of $400,000 with false promises of organ transplants […]

Clearwater mental health facility worker charged with choking patient

St. Petersburg Times By Dominick Tao CLEARWATER—An employee of a secure mental health facility for minors was arrested Saturday after being accused of choking a patient. Jimothy Tyrone Jamison, who works at the state-contracted Gulf and Lake Academy at 14500 49th St. N, was charged with child abuse after police say he put his arm […]

New York Psychiatrist Richard Gardner thought society was too harsh on adults who had sex with kids

Gardner coined the term “parental alienation syndrome” in 1985. A onetime Columbia University professor, Richard Gardner thought society was too harsh on adults who had sex with kids. He repeatedly stabbed himself with a steak knife in 2003. “Let’s pray that his ridiculous, dangerous PAS foolishness died with him,” Richard Ducote, a New Orleans lawyer […]

Psychiatrist Juan Tejeda gets prison for sexual assault

CBC News Psychiatrist gets prison for sexual assault The Canadian Press An Ottawa psychiatrist convicted of sexually assaulting a patient has seen his house arrest upgraded to a two-year prison sentence by Ontario’s highest court. Dr. Juan Tejeda was found guilty of two counts of sexual assault after a former patient testified the psychiatrist plied […]

Lobotomy

– VIDEO – The Lobotomist – Watch PBS documentary on Walter Freeman. “… If housewives found their early 1950s existence too depressing for words, why, Freeman had a solution that would get them through their day, happy as little clams …” …some mental institutions still practice lobotomy today…

Florida tightening psych drug rules

Daytona Beach News Journal DCF tightening medicine rules By DEBORAH CIRCELLI DAYTONA BEACH — A bill that would have ensured tighter controls on administering psychotropic drugs to foster children failed to pass this legislative session, but the head of the state Department of Children & Families is moving forward with rules he says will ensure […]

Florida suspends Miami psychiatrist in boy\’s overdose death

Miami Herald State health administrators have suspended the license of a Miami psychiatrist who treated a disabled preteen boy who died of overmedication. BY CAROL MARBIN MILLER State regulators have suspended the license of a South Florida psychiatrist who has treated hundreds of poor and disabled children, saying Dr. Steven L. Kaplan poses “an immediate, […]

Emergency Suspension – Psychiatrist Steven L. Kaplan

Health News Florida \’Emergency\’ action took 4 yrs. By Carol Gentry Four years ago, the Department of Health was warned that psychiatrist Steven L. Kaplan was dangerously overmedicating children, state records show. DOH got around to filing an \”emergency\” suspension of Kaplan last week, three years too late for one little boy. The emergency suspension […]

Psychiatrist Steven C. Wein – charged with masturbating in a Strip casino elevator

Las Vegas Review-Journal Suspect in lewdness case ordered held without bail Suspect accused of trying to set fire at residence of accusers By FRANCIS MCCABE May 6, 2010 A Las Vegas psychiatrist charged with masturbating in a Strip casino elevator is being held without bail after a district judge learned he might have tried to […]

Antigay Psychologist took a trip to Europe with a gay male prostitute

Miami Herald Antigay activist took trip with male \’assistant\’ An antigay psychologist who testified for Florida in the state\’s gay adoption case took a trip to Europe with a gay male prostitute from Miami but says no illegal behavior or sex occurred. BY STEVE ROTHAUS A nationally known antigay psychologist who testified for the state […]

Utah Sues Antipsychotic Drug Makers

Psych News By Ken Kramer Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff sued the makers of Risperdal and Seroquel yesterday in the Third Judicial District Court of Salt Lake County, Utah. Shurtleff sued Janssen and AstraZeneca over the \”wrongful and illegal marketing, sale and promotion of the atypical antipsychotics risperidone (known as Risperdal) and quetiapine (known as […]

So much bluster, but foster kids\’ drug nightmare continues

Miami Herald By Fred Grimm Gabriel Myers died for nothing. His shocking death supposedly galvanized Florida. It would mean something, this suicide of a foster kid who had been drugged into nether-consciousness with antidepressants and antipsychotics never intended for any child, much less a 7-year-old. A new law would be crafted. State-sponsored zombification of foster […]

Foster kids lose

Miami Herald OUR OPINION Still subject to over use of psycho-tropic drugs State Sen. Rhonda Storms, a Valrico Republican, put up a Herculean fight on behalf of Florida\’s foster kids this week, but a powerful bloc of doctors and psychiatrists defeated her in the Florida House. The House leadership could have prevented this travesty. Instead, […]

Psych Drugs Again in Spotlight – Another Florida Kid

Miami Herald The mother of a Broward teen who died in 2003 believes it was because of an anti-psychotic drug he should not have been prescribed. BY NIRVI SHAH May 1, 2010 A Broward doctor reprimanded by the Food and Drug Administration for his drug-prescribing practices is facing accusations in a civil suit that he […]