Bizarre Psych News

James Watt, NY Psychiatrist – his “gas therapy” killed a patient – pleaded guilty to homicide

Midland Daily News New York Psychiatrist Pleads Guilty April 23, 2002 A psychiatrist whose “gas therapy” killed a patient last year pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide and agreed to stop practicing medicine in a deal that will keep him out prison. James Watt, 73, admitted that he caused the death of Leah Grove, 38, […]

John Christensen, Vancouver Psychiatrist – quadriplegia doesn’t stop his sexual misconduct

CBC Lawsuits claim Vancouver psychiatrist deceived care aides into sexual acts B.C. Supreme Court suits claim Dr. John Allan James Christensen hired women as home care aides By Jason Proctor May 11, 2018 Six women who claim they were employed as personal care aides are suing a disabled Vancouver psychiatrist for allegedly deceiving them into […]

Marco Chavez, San Diego psychiatrist, Drunk while “practicing” – license suspended

KGTV San Diego doctor’s license suspended for reportedly practicing while intoxicated By Zac Self May 8, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A San Diego psychiatrist no longer has a license after authorities say he was intoxicated while practicing. According to the Medical Board of California, Marco Antonio Chavez’s license was suspended following an investigation. The […]

Rochester psychiatrist William Lewek released from prison – hid body in his backyard

WHEC Former psychiatrist who buried a body in his backyard released from prison May 01, 2018 The former Rochester psychiatrist who admitted to burying a body in his backyard is out of prison. On Tuesday, William Lewek was released from state prison in Elmira after a parole violation earlier this year. Lewek pleaded guilty to […]

Jo Erik Brøyn, Norwegian Psychiatrist, sentenced for downloading a massive amount of child porn

Christian Coalition World CHILD PSYCHIATRY SPECIALIST IN NORWAY GOT TWO SURROGACY CHILDREN IN INDIA – THIS WEEK CONVICTED FOR 200.000 CHILD PORNOGRAPHY PHOTOS FOR 20 YEARS April 28, 2018 This week a case of massive proportions has hit Norway´s judicial, political and CPS system full-fledge: Dr. Jo Erik Brøyn has practised as Child Psychiatrist for […]

Luis Byrne, Florida Psychiatrist, duped by addicts into giving them drugs – gets one year of probation, during which he may not prescribe any narcotic drugs and a $ 1,000 fine

St. Petersburg Times (Florida) April 4, 1987 Three doctors get reprimands from state By Carol Gentry +++ Excerpt The Tampa psychiatrists who received reprimands were Drs. Cesar L. Ruiz and Luis O. Byrne. Ruiz was accused of submitting bills to Medicaid for patient visits he didn’t make. After Medicaid caught the discrepancy, Ruiz was sent […]

James Lincoln Duffy, NY Psychiatrist, Medical Director, under investigation for misconduct, surrendered license – failed to tell Putnam Hospital Center

The Journal News (Westchester County, NY) Hospital not told of license surrender By Melissa Klein May 17, 2002 CARMEL – When Dr. James Lincoln Duffy resigned as medical director of Putnam Hospital Center earlier this month, he told hospital officials he was leaving for personal reasons. Duffy, who was known as “Linc,” did not say […]

Subramanyam Rajagopal, Nebraska Psychiatrist, mentally (paranoia) and physically unfit – shoots 5 times, wounding himself 4 times in police standoff

Lincoln Journal Star Grand jury to investigate death of Lincoln psychiatrist in weekend standoff near Nebraska 2 Riley Johnson March 26, 2018 A grand jury will investigate the death of a 62-year-old psychiatrist found inside his south Lincoln home following a standoff with a police SWAT team over the weekend. Dr. Subramanyam Rajagopal died from […]

Brian Barash, Kansas Psychiatrist – sued for malpractice 13 times in Illinois

Kansas City Star HEALTH CARE Doc was sued for malpractice 13 times in Illinois. He’s in ‘good standing’ in Missouri By Andy Marso March 25, 2018 Excerpt: In the case of Gladstone psychiatrist Brian Barash, The Star found that his Kansas license page has no information at all about a public reprimand he got from […]

Russell Ferstandig, New Jersey Psychiatrist – patient claims Ferstandig sent him out to buy cocaine

The New York Times RICHARDSON ACCUSES DOCTOR May 7, 1987 Michael Ray Richardson, the talented but troubled playmaker who was suspended from the National Basketball Association because of repeated cocaine use, charged yesterday that a New Jersey psychiatrist treating him for addiction last year once sent him out to buy cocaine. ”He sent me to […]

Christopher Rowland, Massachusetts Psychiatrist – sentenced to home confinement – prescribed drugs to addicts – one died of an overdose

The Boston Globe Psychiatrist gets 1-year sentence By Judy Rakowsky November 22, 1996 A Jamaica Plain psychiatrist was sentenced to a year’s home confinement yesterday after admitting he prescribed addictive medication to drug-dependent patients, one of whom died of an overdose of heroin and tranquilizers within days of filling his last prescription. Christopher V. Rowland, […]

Patricia Stamm, San Anselmo psychiatrist, prescribed more than 100 tablets a day of addictive painkillers to a woman later found disoriented in the middle of the street

Pacific Sun (Mill Valley, California) Bitter pills for San Rafael shrink – Psychiatrist gets painful lesson about prescribing painkillers By Ronnie Cohen July 30, 2010 – August 5, 2010 The state medical board has placed a San Rafael psychiatrist on probation and ordered her to study ethics and prescribing practices after she allegedly prescribed more […]

Korean Psych Kim Hyun Chul may be losing his license – diagnosed celeb without meeting face to face

allkpop Psychiatrist who publicly diagnosed Yoo Ah In with hypomania may be losing his license By jennywill March 12, 2018 Psychiatrist Kim Hyun Chul, who previously came under fire for publicly diagnosing actor Yoo Ah In of hypomania based solely on the actor’s SNS activity, will be expelled from the Korean NeuroPsychiatric Association (KNPA). After […]

John Dimock, Ottowa Psychiatrist, ordered to anger management after accusing colleagues of stealing his keys which were later found on the floor of his car

Ottawa Citizen Ottawa psychiatrist suspended, ordered to take anger management By Andrew Duffy February 20, 2018 An Ottawa psychiatrist has been suspended for four months and ordered to take anger management after labelling one of his patients a “terrorist,” and accusing two colleagues of plotting against him and stealing his keys. Dr. John Dimock later […]

Eugene Dordoye, Ghana Psychiatrist – removed as head of Ankaful Psychiatry hospital – Workers rejoice

Ghana Guardian Ankaful hospital workers pleased with Medical Director’s removal February 19, 2018 Workers at the Ankaful Psychiatry hospital in the Central Region have jumped to the happy news after the removal of the Medical Director Dr Eugene Dordoye. The staff at the hospital have complained bitterly about the kind of relations they get from […]