Archives for May 2010

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]