Sexual Misconduct

“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

Elizabeth Noll, Seattle Psychiatrist , Sex with Patient, not allowed to treat adult male patients

Psychiatrist Elizabeth Noll

Washington State Department of Health Seattle psychiatrist’s medical license restricted due to sexual misconduct News Release February 23, 2015 OLYMPIA — The Medical Commission has immediately restricted the medical license of King County psychiatrist Elizabeth Noll, MD (MD00028718) due to sexual misconduct. Noll allegedly had a romantic relationship with an adult male patient that lasted […]

PA psychiatrist Basem Shlewiet gets 7 – 17 years for Sex Crimes Against 7 Women

Psychiatrist Basem Shlewiet

The Intelligencer Former Doylestown psychiatrist gets 7 to 17 years for sexual assault February 9, 2015 By Hayden Mitman A Doylestown-based psychiatrist will spend the next seven to 17 years in a state prison for having inappropriate contact with his patients. Dr. Basem Shlewiet, 43, of Buckingham, was sentenced Monday in Bucks County Court. He […]

Korean Psychiatrist, under investigation for raping a patient, Goes kamikaze

yoo korean psychiatrist

Korea Observer 71-year-old doctor found dead after sex therapy with patients ‎January 27, 2015‎ By Lee Tae-hoon A 71-year-old psychiatrist accused of having sexual intercourse with female patients as part of therapy took his own life on Saturday. The doctor, surnamed Yoo, was found bleeding on the floor of a bathroom at Seoul Medical Association […]

Manilall Maharajh, psychiatrist, filmed himself having sex with a depressed patient, a virgin – then paid her $35,000 to keep quiet

Psychiatrist Manilall Maharajh

Courier Mail Psychiatrist can’t practise in Australia until 2017 after NZ sex case By Kay Dibben The Courier-Mail February 04, 2015 AN EX-Queensland hospital psychiatrist, who was struck off in New Zealand for having sex with a patient and paying her hush money, cannot apply for Australian registration until mid-2017. Manilall Maharajh falsely declared he […]

William W. Wood, Illinois psychiatrist, “immediate danger to the public”, sex with patient, his license was previously revoked in Wisconsin – sex with patient

Psychiatrist William Wood

ROCKFORD (WREX) Rockford psychiatrist suspended after allegations of sexual misconduct By Audrey Moon January 27, 2015 A Rockford psychiatrist is immediately suspended after he is accused of inappropriately prescribing medications and being involved in sexual misconduct with several female patients, according to a notice of temporary suspension from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional […]

William Wood, Illinois psychiatrist, suspended for sexual misconduct and drug violations

Psychiatrist William Wood

ROCKFORD (WREX) January 27, 2015 By Audrey Moon A Rockford psychiatrist is immediately suspended after he is accused of inappropriately prescribing medications and being involved in sexual misconduct with several female patients, according to court records and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. A notice of suspension states Dr. William W. Wood is […]

Claudio de Novaes Soares, Psychiatrist, Gets away with Sexual Misconduct, but forced to quit as Chief of Psychiatry at University of Alberta

Psychiatrist Claudio de Novaes Soares

The Hamilton Spectator Sexual misconduct charges dismissed against former Hamilton psychiatrist Hamilton Spectator By Molly Hayes January 26, 2015 The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario has dismissed charges against a former Hamilton psychiatrist accused of professional misconduct involving the abuse of a female patient over two years. A hearing was to begin Monday […]

Sergio Paradiso, Iowa Psychiatrist, Escapes Sex with Patient Lawsuit – But Surrendered License Previously

Sergio Paradiso, psychiatrist,

Courthouse News Psychiatrist’s Off-Duty Tryst Won’t Cost Iowa By Jeff D. Gorman January 15, 2015 (CN) – A woman who began a sexual relationship with a university psychiatrist after she stopped seeing him professionally can’t pursue a malpractice claim against his employer or the state of Iowa, an appeals panel ruled. Sonni Giudicessi was a […]

Christopher Palacios, Mass. Psychiatrist, charged with pushing, kicking and sexually assaulting his wife

Psychiatrist Christopher Palacios

The Sun Chronicle Psychiatrist given board reprimand By David Linton January 15, 2015 ATTLEBORO – A psychiatrist at Arbour-Fuller Hospital has been given a reprimand by the state Board of Registration in Medicine as a result of his arrest in 2012 on domestic assault charges. Dr. Christopher M. Palacios was arrested in 2012 following an […]

Dutch psychiatrist, “Van R” convicted of possessing 60,000 items of child porn, yet he was still okay’d to work at clinic

De Hoop psychiatric clinic Christian clinic psychiatrist has child porn conviction January 12, 2015 A Dordrecht psychiatric clinic, which offers help from a Christian perspective, is employing a psychiatrist with a conviction for possessing large amounts of child pornography, the Volkskrant says on Monday. The man was convicted of possessing 66,000 items of child porn, including rape videos, […]