Boris Rubinstein

New York Post
Westchester County shrink ruined family relationships, suit claims
By Melissa Klein and Kathianne Boniello
January 1, 2022

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A psychiatrist who treated his friends’ son for 20 years soured the man’s relationship with his parents and ruined his inheritance, a new lawsuit charges.

Ronald Broden began seeing Dr. Boris Rubinstein, a Westchester County child psychiatrist, in 1999 when he was 36 to treat depression. Rubinstein and Broden’s mother grew up together in Mexico, and the doctor socialized with Broden’s father, according to the $1 million suit filed in November in federal court in Manhattan.

Broden, 58, claims he felt he wasn’t gaining any benefit from the sessions but continued them until 2019 because “he did not want to offend his family friend,” legal papers say.

Broden also told The Post that he became dependent on anti-anxiety meds Rubinstein prescribed.

During Broden’s years of treatment, Rubinstein would have monthly meals with his Broden’s father — also a psychiatrist — and share “highly personal details” about the son’s treatment, he claims in court papers. Broden said he never gave consent for such disclosure…

In a contentious final session, Rubinstein cursed at Broden in front of his father, who was there, court papers say…