Bizarre Psych News

Psychiatrist Kimberly Frank, Mequon, “pleaded insanity, and the court agreed”

Fox6Now ‘It was just dropped, like it never happened:’ Child psychiatrist still practicing after psychotic episode September 12, 2018 By Bryan Polcyn and Stephen Davis MEQUON — A Wisconsin psychiatrist pleaded insanity, and the court agreed, so how is she still practicing? Her doctors blame a rare medical condition for a “one-time” incident that frightened […]

Psychiatrist Edwin Hall, Albuquerque Psychiatrist, under investigation, government alleges that 36 patients died while in his “care”

Albuquerque Journal AG probing deaths of 36 patients in doctor’s care By Marie C. Baca September 10, 2018 A search warrant served by the New Mexico Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Division alleges that 36 patients died while in the care of an Albuquerque psychiatrist over a six-year period. Edwin B. Hall ran a now-closed […]

Rikki Lynn Halavonich, South Carolina Psychiatrist, “expert witness”, arrested on allegations she filed a false police report, claiming she was kidnapped and sexually assaulted

Aiken Standard (South Carolina) Psychiatrist arrested for filing false allegations By Karen Daily April 20, 2009 A board-certified Charleston forensic psychiatrist qualified in the court system as an expert witness has been arrested in Aiken on allegations she filed a false police report last week, claiming she was kidnapped in downtown Aiken and sexually assaulted, […]

Ben Sessa, UK Child Psychiatrist, former raver and a club DJ, experimenting on subjects with Ecstasy

abc.net.au The hidden world of underground psychedelic psychotherapy in Australia By Jenny Valentish August 30, 2018 John puts The Passion of the Christ soundtrack on the stereo and lies on the single bed in this Melbourne house. He’s a 37-year-old engineer working in the renewable energy sector, and not at all savvy about street deals, […]

Nigel Strauss, Aussie Psychiatrist, wants to experiment on subjects with Psychedelic drugs

abc.net.au The hidden world of underground psychedelic psychotherapy in Australia By Jenny Valentish August 30, 2018 John puts The Passion of the Christ soundtrack on the stereo and lies on the single bed in this Melbourne house. He’s a 37-year-old engineer working in the renewable energy sector, and not at all savvy about street deals, […]

Prashanth Puspanathan, Aussie Psychiatrist, “I don’t plan on being in conventional psychiatry for the rest of my life. The psychedelic sphere is where I see promise for the future.”

John puts The Passion of the Christ soundtrack on the stereo and lies on the single bed in this Melbourne house. He’s a 37-year-old engineer working in the renewable energy sector, and not at all savvy about street deals, so he bought his dose of cactus, which contains mescaline, on the dark web. He takes […]

Richard Michaelson, Iowa Psychiatrist, substance abuse problems

Muscatine Journal (Iowa) Muscatine doctor faces sanctions April 9, 2008 MUSCATINE, Iowa — A psychiatrist from Muscatine has had his license indefinitely suspended, officials from the Iowa Board of Medicine said this morning. Richard Michaelson of Muscatine, who was placed on indefinite probation in December, has now had his license suspended for failing to follow […]

Raymond Kam, Boston Psychiatrist, barred from practicing – says 16-year-old patient suffered from “evil spirits”

The Boston Globe Doctor barred for ‘spiritual diagnosis’; Sought to convert troubled teen and failed to report alleged abuse By Evan Allen May 11, 2013 A Boston Children’s Hospital psychiatrist who became convinced his 16-year-old patient suffered from “evil spirits” and appointed himself as her spiritual mentor has been barred from practicing medicine, according to […]

Jackson Dempsey, Oregon Psychiatrist, Sabotaged Mountain Bike Trails

The Associated Press Former Jackson County psychiatrist accused in bike trail sabotage expected to plead guilty April 30, 2013 MEDFORD — A psychiatrist is expected to plead guilty to charges alleging he tried to hurt mountain bikers by setting booby traps on national forest trails shared by bikers and hikers outside Ashland. The Jackson County […]

Irish Psychiatrist claims he can convert gay people to heterosexuality

Belfast Telegraph Belfast psychiatrist Miller to face cash dealings probe behind closed doors By Kim Pilling 18 April 2013 Belfast psychiatrist Dr Paul Miller, a former health adviser to ex-Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) MP Iris Robinson, is alleged to have taken, or attempted to have taken, financial advantage of a patient on a number of […]

Kansas City Psychiatrist Kenneth Spaulding – in hot water – had phone sex with patient

The Kansas City Star Psychiatrist who had phone sex with patient faces license suspension July 4, 2009 Missouri authorities have suspended the medical license of a Kansas City psychiatrist for having phone sex and making other sexual advances toward a patient. While practicing at Two Rivers Psychiatric Hospital in 2007, Kenneth Spaulding improperly embraced and […]

Harry Brown, Connecticut Psychiatrist – “He has a bad track record” State Medical Board wants stiffer discipline

Hartford Courant State Medical Board Disciplines 3 Doctors By Kate Farrish August 21, 2018 +++ Excerpt … Also on Tuesday, the board rejected a consent order that would have imposed a $25,000 fine against a Weston psychiatrist who let his secretary sign prescriptions for controlled substances for herself and for patients he had not examined.The […]

Seamus Ó Flaithbheartaigh, Irish Psychiatrist – Bites Cops – To Be Sentenced Next Month

The Irish Times Psychiatrist who bit gardaí to be sentenced next month Consultant employed by HSE in Limerick had to be restrained before arrest Mar 27, 2013 A consultant psychiatrist employed by the HSE [Irish health agency] who bit two gardaí [police officers] and a bar worker after he was arrested following a night out […]

Harmadan Singh, UK Psychiatrist, “Tried to Manipulate My Mind”

Welwyn Hatfield Times Sex assault doctor ‘was trying to manipulate my mind’ says victim March 25, 2013 By David Burke A woman who was sexually assaulted by a psychiatrist at the QE2 Hospital in WGC has accused her tormentor of trying to manipulate her mind. Shamed Dr Harmadan Singh was spared jail by a judge, […]

William Ellien, Georgia Psychiatrist, faces up to 20 years in prison and $1 Million fine — Preyed on vulnerable women

WSAV Savannah Psychiatrist Pleads Guilty to Trading Drug Prescriptions for Sex By JoAnn Merrigan March 22, 2013 A Savannah psychiatrist has pled guilty in federal court to felony charges of distributing drugs to his customers without a legitimate medical purpose. 57 year old William Ellien made his plea before U.S. District Judge William Moore, Jr. […]