Particularly damaging to the reputation of Psychiatry

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“Sexual misconduct is particularly damaging to the reputation of psychiatry because the damages to patients which result are mental and emotional in nature. If psychiatry loses the confidence of society, its ability to pursue its mission will be damaged.” American Psychiatric Association Approved by the Board of Trustees March 1993 (click cartoon to enlarge)

China’s Gay Shock Therapy

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The Guardian China’s Gay Shock Therapy By Sam Wollaston October 10, 2015 A young man calling himself John goes to a hospital in the Chinese city of Tianjin and is seen by a senior psychiatrist. What seems to be the problem, she asks. John tells her he’s gay. Homosexuality may no longer be illegal or […]

Mohammad Omar Mohabbat, Alabama Psychiatrist, pleads guilty to harassing Patient – was earlier arrested for sexual abuse of patient

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Tuscaloosa News Psychiatrist pleads guilty to harassment Staff Reports October 5, 2015 A Northport psychiatrist has pleaded guilty to harassing a patient. Mohammad Omar Mohabbat, 76, was charged with second- degree sexual abuse and harassment in 2013. Prosecutors dismissed the sexual abuse charge and accepted a guilty plea to the harassment charge on Monday, according […]

Reality Check – Obama sweeps evidence of psych drugs under carpet – selects wrong target – directs attention to guns instead

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ALFRED RAMIREZ, NY Psychiatrist – Arrested For Illegal Distribution Of More Than Ten Thousand Oxycodone Pills, Resulting In One Known Death

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Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of New York FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, October 1, 2015 Doctor Arrested For Illegal Distribution Of More Than Ten Thousand Oxycodone Pills, Resulting In One Known Death Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, James A. Hunt, Special Agent-in-Charge of the […]

Texas Psychiatrist Robert Gross faces up to 10 years in federal prison for health care fraud – Prosecutors in Amarillo on Tuesday announced Gross pleaded guilty to health care fraud related to a scheme involving Medicare and Medicaid

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ABC 13 West Texas psychiatrist faces up to 10 years for fraud September 29, 2015 AMARILLO, TX — A West Texas psychiatrist faces up to 10 years in federal prison for health care fraud related to medical services never provided. Dr. Robert Hadley Gross of San Angelo could also be required to repay more than […]

Paul Porter, Ontario Psychiatrist, License is on the line – Accused of Sexual misconduct with a patient – was previously accused of sexual abuse of two other women

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National Post Ontario psychiatrist’s licence on the line after alleged romantic relationship with third patient By Joseph Brean September 27, 2015 TORONTO — As a gesture of caring and affection to start their sessions, the alleged victim of a sexually abusive psychiatrist would occasionally bring him a doughnut. This detail, which prompted the woman to […]

Maryann Weisman, Penn. Psychiatrist, Arrested – kept writing prescriptions after her license was suspended

Psychiatrist Maryann Weisman Doc wrote prescriptions after license was suspended, AG says By Sarah Cassi September 23, 2015 Two Lehigh County women were arrested a week ago for alleged prescription drug crimes, the state Attorney General’s office said. Dr. Maryann T. Weisman, 54, of Whitehall Township, and Stacey A. Zuniga, 46, of Allentown, were arrested Wednesday by […]

Alexander Sharah, Aussie Psychiatrist, Suspended Two Years “for encouraging his patients to explore religion to ease their mental health problems”

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Sydney Morning Herald Psychiatrist Alex Sharah, who compared lesbians to paedophiles, disqualified By Stephanie Gardiner September 23, 2015 A mother who had a stillborn baby was spoken to about abortion, a Muslim woman was blessed with holy water, an alcoholic was advised to connect with Jesus and a depressed young woman was told to pray. […]

Barlow Smith, 85-year-old Texas Psychiatrist, Surrenders License – History of sexual relation with patient. Improperly prescribed drugs to 10 patients – One died of the toxic effects of multiple drugs. U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration raided his office in 2013. Criminal case still pending.

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Austin American Statesman Two Central Texas doctors lose licenses after felony convictions By Mary Ann Roser Sept. 20, 2015 — Begin Excerpt Barlow Smith, an 85-year-old Marble Falls psychiatrist, and Dennis Barson Jr. of Hutto, who turns 43 this month and practiced neurology in Austin, were among five Central Texas physicians the Texas Medical Board […]

Marc Weinbaum, Ocala, Florida psychiatrist, fined $5,000 by Department of Health for medical malpractice


Ocala Star Banner Ocala psychiatrist fined $5,000 after jail inmate’s suicide By Nicki Gorny September 17, 2015 An Ocala psychiatrist has been fined $5,000 for medical malpractice after a man brought to The Vines Hospital in 2012 for evaluation later committed suicide at the Marion County Jail. Marc Weinbaum, the psychiatrist, is being disciplined by […]

William Munn, California psychiatrist, license was suspended for prescribing large amounts of commonly abused prescription drugs to multiple patients – some of whom were known substance abusers

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Daily Republic Fairfield psychiatrist signs disciplinary pact By Ryan McCarthy September 19, 2015 FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield psychiatrist whose license was temporarily suspended for the manner in which he prescribed drugs to five patients has reached a settlement with the state. Dr. William Munn signed the settlement and disciplinary order Aug. 31 and agreed to […]

Colin Bouwer, Murderous New Zealand Psychiatrist Denied Parole at First hearing in 15 years- slowly poisoned his wife to death

Psychiatrist Colin Bouwer Convicted murderer Colin Bouwer denied parole, Privy Council appeal likely By Hamish McNeilly September 18 2015 The psychiatrist who slowly poisoned his wife to death has been denied parole at his first hearing in 15 years. Colin Bouwer will spend another year in prison before being deported – but not before an appeal against […]


Psychiatrist Kwabena Akuffo-Akoto

The Telegraph-Journal (New Brunswick) September 4, 2015 Testimony concludes in medical lawsuit Testimony wrapped up on Thursday in Saint John Court of Queen’s Bench in a civil suit against the Canadian Medical Protective Association. Michael and Shirley Shannon from the St. Stephen area are suing association to collect on a judgment of more than $500,000 […]

NAWSHAD SULEMAN, UK PSYCHIATRIST, ARRESTED – while receiving “sick pay” from government, worked in the government facility making money doing his own private work

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Birmingham Mail Solihull doctor denies NHS fraud By James Cartledge September 14, 2015 A hospital psychiatrist from Solihull is to stand trial over allegations he defrauded the NHS by doing private work while he was supposedly off sick. Dr Nawshad Suleman, who was based at St Michael’s psychiatric hospital in Warwick, is also accused of […]