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

Lawrence Cronin, Arizona psychiatrist, Ordered to surrender his license, engaged in sexual relationship with patient – overmedicated her with “hypnotic agents”

LAWRENCE CRONIN

Lawrence Cronin, Arizona psychiatrist BEFORE THE ARIZONA MEDICAL BOARD Lawrence Cronin, M.D. (“Respondent’), elects to permanently waive any right to a hearing and appeal with respect to this Order for Surrender of License; admits the jurisdiction of the Arizona Medical Board (“Board”); and consents to the entry of this Order by the Board. FINDINGS OF […]

Javier Criado, a prominent “high society” Spanish psychiatrist, accused of sex abuse by six female patients

Javier Criado

Olive Press Prominent Sevilla psychiatrist accused of sex abuse Investigation is launched following allegations by six former patients By Caitlin Quinn July 14, 2015 A PROMINENT Sevilla psychiatrist is under investigation for sexually abusing a string of patients. Javier Criado, 65, has been accused by at least six women of continued sexual and psychological abuse. […]

Ong Ming Tan, Aussie psychiatrist, “highly devious”, jailed for inappropriately touching a group of young patients suffering from serious mental illnesses

Touched patients: Former psychiatrist Ong Ming Tan. Photo: Nick Moir

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/ong-ming-tan-jailed-for-abusing-trust-of-psychiatric-patients-20140306-349vq.html#ixzz2vCNfKqfu

Sydney Morning Herald Former patient of psychiatrist Ong Ming Tan tells of ‘betrayal’ By Paul Bibby July 12, 2015 One of seven women suing a North Shore medical clinic after they were indecently assaulted by its psychiatrist has described as “cruel” and “devastating” the facility’s refusal to accept liability for what happened within its walls. […]

Michael Kessler, Penn. psychiatrist, hauled off to prison for child sex crimes

Michael Kessler

Pocono Record UNLAWFUL CONTACT WITH MINOR Cresco ex-psychiatrist caught ‘grooming’ boy on Facebook sentenced By Andrew Scott July 11, 2015 A Monroe County mother’s protective vigilance in monitoring her son’s Facebook account is what likely spared him from being victimized by someone she and her family had known and trusted. “You messed with the wrong […]

Anil K. Ramachandran, Illinois Psychiatrist, Was disciplined for Sexual Misconduct with a Patient, Now disciplined for “breaching boundaries with a psychiatric patient”

Psychiatrist Anil K. Ramachandran

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Anil Ramachandran, Libertyville – physician and surgeon license (036-124150) and controlled substance license (336-085923) indefinitely suspended for breaching boundaries with a psychiatric patient of his practice. Previous Discipline Anil K. Ramachandran

Koock Jung, Psychiatrist – breaks down when confronted by reporter over harassment and abuse

Psychiatrist Koock Jung

News10.com Local psychiatrist accused of harassment, abuse By Lindsay Nielsen June 24, 2015 QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A North Country psychiatrist will have his license suspended for six months amid accusations of harassment, abuse and intimidation. A Queensbury psychiatrist has been accused of gross incompetence and moral unfitness. Dr. Koock Jung denies any wrongdoing but […]

Richard Pines, Idaho Psychiatrist – State Supreme Court ruled he had improper sexual contact with two patients – boys with troubled pasts – “egregious conduct so corrupt and degenerate as to shock the conscience”

Richard Pines

Idaho Press-Tribune Idaho court rules on Boise doctor with revoked license By the Associated Press June 24, 2015 BOISE — The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled that a Boise child and adolescent psychiatrist violated state law by having improper sexual contact with two former patients. However, the state’s highest court in a ruling Monday sent […]

Levi Chen-Wah Leong, Minnesota Psychiatrist, going to prison, court denies his appeal, had sex with depressed 23-year-old patient

Levi Chen-Wah Leong

Post Review Appeals court affirms conviction of psychiatrist in sex crime case By Derrick Knutson May 21, 2015 at 8:01 am The Minnesota Court of Appeals last week handed down a decision affirming the conviction of a psychiatrist who in 2011 engaged in sexual intercourse with an adult female patient in Chisago County. Levi Chen-Wah […]

Andrew Leggett, Psychiatrist Down Under, “Patient Pressured Him Into Sex”; Medical Board wanted him suspended but Judge worried about maintaining public confidence in psychiatrists

Psychiatrist Andrew Leggett

The Courier-Mail Psychiatrist claims patient pressured him into having sex By Vanda Carson May 19, 2015 A VETERAN psychiatrist given a slap on the wrist for having sex with a depressed former patient says she propositioned him for sex during therapy. Andrew Alfred George Leggett, who currently works in a private practice in South Brisbane, […]

Joseph Bray, psychiatrist, tells patient distressed over unfaithful husband: “men are not biologically programmed for monogamy”; tells patient: “When my wife dies I will shag as many women as I can”

Psychiatrist Joseph Bray

Daily Herald When my wife dies, I’ll sleep with as many women as possible: What psychiatrist told patient betrayed by husband By Jaya Narain May 13, 2015 A psychiatrist stunned a depressed patient by telling her: ‘When my wife dies, I will s**g as many women as I can’, a tribunal heard yesterday. The woman […]

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