Bizarre Psych News

Spokane Psychologists James Mitchell & Bruce Jessen to face torture trial in CIA waterboarding

  RT Contractors who created CIA’s torture program will face trial by jury August 9, 2017 The case against two psychologists who were paid over $80 million to devise the CIA’s torture program under the Bush administration will go to trial, after a federal judge in Spokane, Washington, denied their request to throw the lawsuit […]

NY Psych Marshall Hubsher, convicted of raping a patient, gets extra prison time for attempting to tamper with jury

  Newsday Former Sands Point psychiatrist gets added time for jury-tamper try By Bridget Murphy August 9, 2017 A Nassau judge Wednesday gave a former psychiatrist who had raped a patient extra prison time for donning a disguise and trying to tamper with the jury that found him guilty of the sex crime by leaving […]

J. Patrick Bertroche, Iowa Psychiatrist, Fined for Pre-Signing Blank Prescription Orders

Des Moines Register Psychiatrist fined $5,000 for pre-signing prescriptions for his staff to fill out later By Tony Leys July 27, 2017 A longtime Des Moines psychiatrist has agreed to pay a $5,000 fine after being accused of pre-signing blank prescription orders for his staff to fill out later. J. Patrick Bertroche, 50, agreed to […]

Sibyl Simon, Florida Psychiatrist, arrested in hit-and-run crash; Trooper found her car spray painted

WPTV Dr. Sibyl Simon: Coral Springs psychiatrist arrested for hit-and-run crash on Turnpike Troopers found her damaged car spray-painted By Jennifer Tintner August 2, 2017 FORT PIERCE, Fla. – A Coral Springs psychiatrist turned herself into Florida Highway Patrol troopers in Fort Pierce for fleeing from a crash on Florida’s Turnpike in Palm Beach County, […]

Psychiatrist Mark Beale, demands Google reveal identity of “one star” reviewer

The Post and Courier Libel lawsuit over West Ashley psychiatrist’s 1-star Google rating sparks First Amendment fight, more 1-star reviews By Andrew Knapp July 29, 2017 A West Ashley psychiatrist was so offended by a poor online review that he has sued the anonymous critic and demanded that Google unmask the user’s identity. What did […]

LAWSUIT – MARK BEALE, SOUTH CAROLINA PSYCHIATRIST appears to blame step father for “one star rating”

Newspaper stories here: The State and here: The Post and Courier

Mark Beale, South Carolina Psychiatrist, Sues because he got a “One-Star” Rating

The Star Google ‘spoofer’ with phony name victimized SC psychiatrist, lawsuit says By JOHN MONK July 25, 2017 When a person using a phony name posted a one-star rating – out of five stars – about psychiatrist Dr. Mark Beale on a Google Maps locator box, Beale saw it. He was not amused. In fact, […]

RK Brahma, Indian Psychiatrist, arrested for death of patient

The Times of India Psychiatrist arrested for death of patient By Tamaghna Banerjee July 18, 2017 KOLKATA: A 67-year-old psychiatrist in Salt Lake was arrested and sent to jail for 14 days on charges of culpable homicide not amounting to murder of a middle aged automobile engineer who was undergoing treatment at his nursing home […]

Wyoming Psychiatrist Matthew Hopkins, back in jail, got drunk and crashed his bicycle

Powell Tribune Cody psychiatrist re-arrested after alleged drunk biking By CJ Baker July 18, 2017 A Cody psychiatrist is back in jail after he allegedly got drunk and crashed his bicycle — disobeying orders from two different judges to stay away from alcohol. “I can’t believe this happened to me,” Dr. Matthew Hopkins said in […]

Philip Ney, British Columbia Psychiatrist, Charged with Animal Cruelty

iheartradio.ca SOOKE RESIDENT DR. PHILIP NEY CHARGED WITH ANIMAL CRUELTY By Sandy Hall July 19th, 2017 Sooke resident, Dr. Philip Ney, has been charged with animal cruelty following the death of his 6 year old mix-breed dog “Star”. Ney is a psychiatrist who ran for public office several times, including 2 terms as a Victoria […]

Rajesh Jain, UK Psychiatrist, allegedly made inappropriate comments which left patients in shock or in tears

Daily Mail Psychiatrist ‘rubbed his thighs, licked his lips and darted his tongue in and out as he grilled patient over her sex life’ By Paddy Dinham July 13, 2017 A psychiatrist rubbed his thighs and licked his lips as he counselled a woman over her love life during a series of sexually-charged consultations with […]

California Psychiatrist Michael Vivian throws in the towel

Ventura Star Ventura psychiatrist surrenders medical license By Tom Kisken July 12, 2017 A Ventura psychiatrist accused of violating his medical probation surrendered the license that allowed him to practice as a doctor in California, regulators said. Dr. Michael Vivian was placed on five years probation by the Medical Board of California last year after […]

Marshall Hubsher, NY Psychiatrist, disguised himself, tried to tamper with his jury – but was convicted of raping a patient anyway

Newsday Nassau DA: Disgraced psychiatrist admits jury tampering try By Bridget Murphy July 12, 2017 A disgraced psychiatrist from Sands Point who is serving a prison sentence for raping a patient admitted Tuesday to trying to tamper with the jury that convicted him by donning a disguise and slipping the panel copies of a note […]

Lee Hartman, Texas Psychiatrist, Injected Prison Inmates with LSD

Texas Tribune My grandfather was a death row doctor. He tested psychedelic drugs on Texas inmates. An Austin-based writer’s quest to learn his grandfather’s story leads to death row — and a little-known series of experiments that involved giving hallucinogens to inmates in the early 1960s. By Ben Hartman July 5, 2017 Editor’s note: In […]

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