Bizarre Psych News

John Stevens, English Psychiatrist, initially reluctant to help ill passenger on flight – then billed American Airlines four hours for his time

ILL British Medical Journal Doctor demands payment for helping airline passenger By Clare Dyer September 12, 1998 A doctor who answered an emergency call on a transatlantic flight will break new legal ground next month when he goes to court in a bid to force the airline to pay for his services. John Stevens, a […]

Temitope Oluwagbemisola Ademola, Scottish Psychiatrist, convicted of assaulting patient , kicking her and covering her mouth to stop breathing

The Press and Journal NHS Grampian doctor suspended for assaulting disabled patient By Jon Hebditch June 8, 2017 A former NHS Grampian doctor has been suspended after assaulting and threatening a disabled patient. Dr Temitope Oluwagbemisola Ademola has been disciplined by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) following her actions at Cornhill Hospital in Aberdeen […]

Henrik Day Poulsen, Controversial Danish Psychiatrist, gets massive criticism for “careless treatment of patients”

Translation provided by Ulrik Pedersen Avisen DK By Freja Wedenborg January 27, 2017 The controversial psychiatrist Henrik Day Poulsen is receiving criticism from the health care Disciplinary Board, which evaluates the complaint cases in health care. In one case he diagnosed a patient with paranoid schizophrenia after just one and a half hour consultation. This […]

Faruk Abuzzahab, 85-year-old Minnesota Psychiatrist, “surrounded by controversy and complaints for decades”

Minneapolis WCCO Investigation Into Man’s Death Reveals Depth Of Minnesota’s Prescription Drug Problem By Liz Collin May 30, 2017  A Twin Cities family wants answers after they believe a psychiatrist went too far in prescribing medications to their son and brother. Mike Arens died 18 months ago. WCCO found the doctor writing his prescriptions has been […]

Psycho-Psychs

Recently, several Psychs publicly attempted to label President Trump with a “mental disorder” despite the fact they’ve never met him, which is against their own ethics rules. The American Psychiatric Association’s “Principles of Medical Ethics” says: “On occasion psychiatrists are asked for an opinion about an individual who is in the light of public attention […]

HEIDI ASHIH – Mass. Psychiatrist, Suspended Indefinitely – resigned after an investigation into allegations that a patient was living in her home

Excerpts below. Full public record COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS Middlesex, SS. Board of Registration in Medicine Adjudicatory Case No. 2016-011 In the Matter of HEIDI W. ASHIH, M.D. FINAL DECISION AND ORDER Excerpts: Through her admission that she committed non-sexual boundary violations with a patient, the Respondent engaged in conduct that places into question her competence […]

Billy Lockhart, San Fran Psychiatrist, arrested for possession of mega amounts of child porn

San Francisco Chronicle UCSF psychiatrist, 2nd man face charges of having child porn By Evan Sernoffsky May 11, 2017 A 36-year-old UCSF psychiatrist and his boyfriend were arrested and charged with possession of hundreds of images and videos of child pornography, officials said Thursday. Billy Lockhart, a resident at UCSF’s Department of Psychology and graduate […]

Abdi Tinwalla, Illinois psychiatrist, prescribed antipsychotic to inmate who unknowingly took it – Judge says this is medical battery

LAW360 7th Circ. Nixes Ill. Prison Doc’s Medical Battery Claims Win By Hannah Meisel May 1, 2017 EXCERPT: The Seventh Circuit on Friday nixed a quick win to a psychiatrist in an Illinois detention facility accused of allegedly causing an inmate to take the antipsychotic drug Risperdal for more than a month without the man’s […]

Psychiatrist Matthew Hopkins faces felony count of aggravated assault and battery

Powell Tribune Cody psychiatrist to enter drug program April 27, 2017   Alleged to have purchased canned air while on bond After being charged with two DUIs in a four-month span, a Cody psychiatrist plans to enter a residential treatment program. Last week, Dr. Matthew Hopkins was given permission to leave Park County so he […]

Bruce Spittle, New Zealand Psychiatrist – 45 year career ended with criminal conviction of sexual misconduct with a patient – appeal now denied

Otago Daily Times Doctor’s appeal rejected By Rob Kidd April 17, 2017 A Dunedin psychiatrist found guilty of molesting a patient has failed in a bid to clear his name. Dr Bruce James Spittle’s 45-year medical career ended in 2015 when he was found guilty of two counts of indecent assault after a jury trial. […]

Susan Roche, Ottowa Psychiatrist, loses license – used patient to pick up groceries for her

Ottawa Sun Ottawa psychiatrist who had patients run errands for her loses licence By Andrew Seymour April 13, 2017 An Ottawa psychiatrist who hired one patient as a private nurse and took advantage of others by having them pick up her eye medication and groceries has been found guilty of professional misconduct and agreed to […]

Jury Now Considering Fate of Welsh Psychiatrist Brian Harris – accused of sexually assaulting five men

ITV Psychiatrist accused of sexually assaulting five men over two decades April 11, 2017 A jury has been sent out to consider its verdict in the trial of a psychiatrist accused of 13 sexual offences against patients. Dr Brian Harris, 77, is on trial at Merthyr Crown Court facing 13 charges of sexual assault, indecent […]

Matthew Hopkins, Wyoming Psychiatrist, “Specializes” in Addiction – Busted for “huffing” – History of Drug Abuse – “an extreme danger to society”

Powell Tribune ‘Huffing and driving’ alleged to have caused head-on collision Cody doctor charged with aggravated assault for crash By CJ Baker March 23, 2017 A Cody psychiatrist is facing a felony charge of aggravated assault after he allegedly inhaled intoxicating vapors, passed out and crashed into an oncoming vehicle last week. As the Park […]

Welsh Psychiatrist Brian Harris – five week trial starts for raping five men

Caerphilly Observer Trial starts for psychiatrist March 21st, 2017 A psychiatrist arrested while he was at work in Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr in Ystrad Mynach has appeared in court charged with a series of sexual offences. Dr Brian Harris, 77, was arrested at the hospital in October 2013, and denies all 13 charges of sexual assault, […]

Psychiatrist Aaron Voon will be sentenced in Australia – (a father caught Voon videotaping his son using a urinal)

Global News Former child psychiatrist Aaron Voon to be sentenced for porn-related charges in Australia By Caley Ramsay January 30, 2017 Aaron Szen Voon, 41, is charged with making and possessing child pornography as well as voyeurism. Aaron Szen Voon, 41, is charged with making and possessing child pornography as well as voyeurism. A former […]