Archives for February 2013

Psychiatrists to Decide? Sane or Insane?

Washington Post Fort Hood shooting suspect seeks changes in military jury pool, wants upcoming trial moved By Associated Press February 28, 2013 FORT HOOD, Texas — The Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage wants his upcoming murder trial moved off the Texas Army post. Maj. Nidal Hasan’s attorneys also are expected […]

Why have Adam Lanza’s records been sealed?

The News-Times Points toward medication as contributor to violence February 25, 2013 The News-Times recently ran an article quoting a psychologist who said the shooting by Adam Lanza was unpredictable and that some 75 percent of these mass shootings have been committed by children in school. A better and more complete picture was painted by […]

WARNING! Quick Psych Survey

A loved one of yours may be in an unfortunate situation where they are forced to encounter a psychiatrist. (God forbid!) Pick 10 of the below categories that are most important in warning your loved one! The results of this survey will help us determine which categories to focus on at Send your top […]

Federal Appeals Court: Psychiatrist can be sued for death of patient

New England Cable News Doc loses appeal in lawsuit over inmate’s death Feb 25, 2013 A federal appeals court says a psychiatrist who prescribed medication can be sued in the death of a 23-year-old Michigan prison inmate. Scott Quigley Jr. had no life-threatening ailments, but he died suddenly in 2008. Experts hired by his family […]

Boca Raton Psychiatrist Arrested – illegally prescribed large amounts of drugs

News Channel 5 Dr. James Cocores: Boca Raton psychiatrist arrested, accused of trafficking prescription meds By WPTV Web Team February 22, 2013 A Boca Raton psychiatrist was arrested this week after investigators say he illegally prescribed large amounts of Oxycodone and other prescription medications at his practice. After a lengthy undercover investigation, agents with the […]

Psychiatrist will pay patients “if he could give them oral sex”

Courthouse News Service Patients Say Shrink Was a Sex Predator By Jack Bouboushian February 19, 2013 CHICAGO – A psychiatrist offered to pay two patients money if he could give them oral sex, causing one to quit treatment and die of a drug overdose, his father claims in court. Alfredo Crespo Sr. sued Circle Family […]

Highest Consumption of Antipsychotics in the Country? Gainesville, Florida

New Haven Register Within Connecticut, New Haven area has highest use of antidepressants, study finds By Lisa Chedekel Conn. Health I-Team Writer February 21, 2013 In Alexandria, Va., the rate of antidepressant use is the highest in the country, with a full 40 percent of residents receiving prescriptions. Cape Cod, Mass., tops the country in […]

Psychiatrists at Texas State Hospitals Sexually Abuse Children

Austin Statesman Report: State agencies fail to protect psychiatric hospital patients Charles Henry Fischer, 60, was not adequately supervised for two decades, according to report by Disability Rights Texas. By Andrea Ball and Eric Dexheimer Feb. 19, 2013 Lax oversight and biased investigations by Texas state officials have placed vulnerable psychiatric patients at risk for […]

No Science – Psychs Change their Minds

Atlanta Journal-Constitution State experts change opinions in condemned killer’s case By Bill Rankin Feb. 14, 2013 Days before condemned killer Warren Lee Hill’s is scheduled to die, the same state experts who testified Hill was eligible for execution now say they were wrong, according to affidavits released Thursday. Hill is to die by lethal injection […]

Poster Boy Florida psychiatrist making headlines nationwide

Health News Florida Years Later, Health Dept. Files Complaint By Carol Gentry February 14, 2013 The state Department of Health is moving to discipline Dr. Fernando Mendez-Villamil, a psychiatrist whose unusual prescribing habits have been making headlines in Florida — even nationwide — for years. As John Dorschner of The Miami Herald reported in 2009, […]

$100.00 Reward on America’s Top Psych Drug Prescriber Florida Files Complaint Against Top Prescriber By Ken Kramer February 13, 2013 The Florida Department of Health has filed a complaint against psychiatrist Fernando Mendez-Villamil, arguably America’s most prolific prescriber of psych drugs. He wrote $43 million worth of prescriptions in a 6 year period – about 153 prescriptions every day, paid for by […]

Psychiatrist Gets Jail Time for Medicaid Fraud

The Associated Press October 23, 2012 Ex-Del. psychiatrist sentenced for Medicaid fraud A psychiatrist who practiced in Dover has been sentenced to a year in jail for prescribing painkillers that were not medically necessary and billing Medicaid for them. Fifty-three-year-old Yvette Baker pleaded guilty on Tuesday to defrauding the Delaware Medicaid Program of nearly $175,000. […]

Brooklyn Shrink Arrested

New York Post B’klyn shrink busted for alleged $230K Medicaid scam By Josh Saul February 7, 2013 A Brooklyn psychiatrist has been arrested for allegedly scamming Medicaid out of $230,000 in fake head-shrinking sessions, authorities said today. Jean Elie, 50, also wrote over $1 million worth of prescriptions for Seroquel, an antipsychotic popular among drug […]

Psych – “My Child Porn Doesn’t Affect My Work”

The Argus Child porn doctor’s appeal for leniency By Anna Roberts 5th February 2013 A doctor downloaded hundreds of sick child porn images but told bosses it did not affect how he worked because he did it “in the privacy of his own home”. Dr Michael Beranek added that he should be treated more leniently […]

London Psychiatrist Accused of Videotaping Female Patients

Blackburn News Court Date For London Psychiatrist by Avery Moore February 5th, 2013 Another day in court is set for a London psychiatrist accused of videotaping female patients without their knowledge. A lawyer for Stanley Dobrowolski is expected to appear in court Tuesday morning. In November, Dobrowolski was released from custody with instructions not to […]