• Jo Erik Brøyn

Donna Dryer, Cortes Island Psychiatrist, resigns

Donna Dryer CBC B.C. psychiatrist resigns licence after patient complains of abuse during psychedelic therapy study By Bethany Lindsay October 16, 2023 -- Excerpt A B.C. psychiatrist has permanently relinquished her medical licence in response to a complaint about her treatment of a PTSD patient taking part in a clinical trial for MDMA-assisted psychotherapy, CBC News has learned. Donna Dryer of Cortes Island irrevocably resigned her registration on Aug. 1 and received a formal reprimand after admitting to unprofessional conduct with the female patient, according to a letter from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. (CPSBC) to the [...]

  • Bennett Braun

Doc Mailloux, Quebec psychiatrist, suspended for two years

Doc Mailloux Montreal Gazette Jail time 'broke him,' witness tells sentence hearing of La Fontaine Tunnel protester By Paul Cherry October 13, 2023 -- Excerpt Mario Roy, one of the people behind a protest that stopped traffic inside the La Fontaine Tunnel, presented a witness with a questionable background during his sentencing hearing on Friday. Roy, 52, called Pierre (Doc) Mailloux, a psychiatrist and media personality who has been suspended from Quebec’s College of Physicians in the past, as his sole witness at the Montreal courthouse. Roy is acting as his own lawyer and is trying to avoid the six-month [...]

  • Jo Erik Brøyn

Jonathan Weiss, North Andover psychiatrist, reprimanded

Jonathan Weiss Eagle Tribune North Andover psychiatrist fined for prescribing antidepressant to patient's dog October 12, 2023 By Teddy Tauscher -- Excerpt ANDOVER A North Andover psychiatrist has been fined $5,000 by the Massachusetts Board of Medicine for wrongfully writing a prescription for Prozac to quiet a patient's dog. Dr. Jonathan Weiss said only after the incident did he learn that he doesn't have the legal right to prescribe to a dog. "Frankly, it did not occur to me that I wouldn't," he said. "In retrospect, what I should have done is say to the woman 'Go to your veterinarian [...]

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Rogers Psychiatrist, Brian Hyatt, accused of Medicaid fraud

Rogers Psychiatrist Brian Hyatt Daily Mail EXCLUSIVE: Arkansas psychiatrist Brian Hyatt brushes off cops as they order him to turn down blaring Trace Adkins music two days before arrest on Medicaid fraud charges By Greg Woodfield October 12, 2023 -- Excerpt The top Arkansas psychiatrist accused of a massive Medicaid fraud was confronted by cops just two days before he was arrested - while partying in a hot tub with two women at his $1.6million home, can exclusively reveal. An officer called to his 5,000 sq ft country club mansion on Saturday night because of a neighbor's complaint [...]

  • Bennett Braun

Suleyman Salih Zoroglu, Turkey Psychiatrist, arrested

Suleyman Salih Zoroglu Daily Mail Psychiatrist 'drugged up to 180 children and falsely convinced them they had been sexually abused by their parents so he could cash in on treating them' By Chris Jewers September 22, 2023 -- Excerpt A psychiatrist accused of drugging scores of children to convince them their parents had sexually abused them has been seized by police in Turkey. Professor Suleyman Salih Zoroglu is said to have dosed nearly 200 youngsters with psychoactive drugs after they were taken to see him at his clinic in Istanbul in order to cash in on subsequent treatment. Then, local [...]

  • Jo Erik Brøyn

Nuwan Galappathie, Birmingham psychiatrist, slammed

Daily Mail EXCLUSIVE - Psychiatrist is slammed by immigration tribunal for saying that a man who appealed against his deportation to Cameroon after raping his own daughter does not display 'distorted sexual attitudes towards children' By Sarah Limbrick September 12, 2023 -- Excerpt An eminent consultant psychiatrist has been slammed by an immigration tribunal for concluding an African man who raped his own daughter does not display 'distorted sexual attitudes towards children'. The twisted father was appealing against deportation to Cameroon on human rights grounds after serving an 18-year sentence for the harrowing ordeal he subjected his little girl to [...]

  • Bennett Braun

Analía Beatriz Rodríguez, Argentina Psychiatrist – Horror – Dogs

Analía Beatriz Rodríguez Google translation Nuevo Diario Horror in Temperley: they rescued more than 15 dogs that were mistreated by a psychiatrist Justice is investigating the case to determine the death of the animals and the accusation that falls to Analía Beatriz Rodríguez, the woman designated as an abuser. August 29, 2023 -- Excerpt Social networks were essential for the rescue of more than 15 dogs that lived "in the house of terror" in Temperley. The animals belonged to a psychiatrist who kept them in deplorable conditions. The dramatic rescue occurred in a house located at Carabelas 100, in the [...]

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Andrew McFarland, Illinois Psychiatrist, used torturous treatment

Andrew McFarland Capitol News Illinois 160 years later, activist Elizabeth Packard honored in place of abusive psychiatrist she exposed By Jerry Nowicki and Molly Parker August 9, 2023 Elizabeth Packard In June 1860, Elizabeth Parsons Ware Packard was committed to the Illinois Hospital and Asylum for the Insane in Jacksonville by her husband, a Calvinist minister, for, in part, publicly disagreeing with his positions on religion, women’s rights and slavery. She remained there for more than three years under the care of a psychiatrist who used torturous treatment methods likened to waterboarding, and who collaborated in the imprisonment [...]

  • Bennett Braun

Pieter van der Westhuizen, Swakopmund psychiatrist, arrested

Pieter van der Westhuizen Windhoek Observer Notorious Swakopmund psychiatrist behind bars again August 4, 2023 Niël TerbLanché -- Excerpt Pieter van der Westhuizen, 67, a Swakopmund-based psychiatrist was arrested at the start of this week on Gender-Based Violence charges after he viciously attacked his wife in the Ocean View home on Sunday... Van der Westhuizen appeared in the Swakopmund Magistrate’s Court earlier this week on charges related to Gender-Based Violence as read with the Domestic Violence Act. He was arrested on Sunday after he allegedly assaulted his 52-year-old wife during an argument at their home in [...]

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Saskatoon psychiatrist has been accused

Star Phoenix Saskatoon psychiatrist accused of defrauding government agency July 28, 2023 -- Excerpt A Saskatoon psychiatrist has been accused of defrauding a government agency of more than $90,000 through fraudulent billing. A criminal investigation started after police were notified in February 2022 by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan “of suspected fraudulent activity relating to the medical billings of a Saskatoon psychiatrist,” police said on Friday in a news release. Members of the economic crime section have concluded their investigation and “found that a government agency had been defrauded of more than [...]

  • Bennett Braun

Hemant Sharma, Queensland psychiatrist, used drugs with patient

Hemant Sharma The Courier Mail 'Infatuated' psychiatrist's costly romance July 26, 2023 By Vanessa Marsh -- Excerpt A Queensland psychiatrist who became "infatuated" with a female patient half his age splashed $1.5m to impress her, buying her a house, a car, a trip to Europe and investing in her cafe. Hemant Kumar Sharma engaged in an "appalling breach of professional obligations" when he entered into a sexual relationship with his patient whom he treated for five weeks from December 2016. The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal has made orders suspending Sharma from practising as a psychiatrist for three years, finding [...]

  • Bennett Braun

Northwest Medical Center Psychiatrist accused

Daily Mail Eerie moment top Arkansas psychiatrist Dr. Brian Hyatt 'pretends to visit patients he had locked in hospital units' - as 26 victims claim he had them shut away for days or WEEKS as part of sick $800k Medicaid scam By Melissa Koenig July 24, 2023 -- Excerpt A top Arkansas psychiatrist has been accused of holding two dozen patients against their will for days and weeks as part of an $800,000 Medicaid scam, lawsuits claim. Dr. Brian Hyatt, 50, faces suits from at least 26 victims who claim they were held for days, and sometimes weeks, in his [...]

  • Prakash Bhatia

Simon Bainbridge, Auckland psychiatrist, struck off Auckland psychiatrist Simon Bainbridge struck off for intimate relationship with vulnerable patient By Raphael Franks July 23, 2023 -- Excerpt An Auckland psychiatrist who had a sexual relationship with a vulnerable patient over six years has been struck off, censured and ordered to pay tens of thousands of dollars in costs. The Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal cancelled Simon Bainbridge’s doctor’s registration as his “conduct was of such a serious nature”. Bainbridge’s patient, who has name suppression and is only referred to as Ms E, suffered from depression along with verbal and mobility difficulties, needing a walking frame. She was [...]

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Óscar Francisco Coronado Molina, Peru Psychiatrist

Óscar Francisco Coronado Molina Google Translation: El Comercio Callao: psychiatrist accused of abusing minors continues to work at Hospital San José and his salary is raised By Mathías Panizo Arana July 7, 2023 -- Excerpt ... Through the corridors of the San José Hospital (HSJ) in Callao walks Óscar Francisco Coronado Molina, a psychiatrist who has multiple complaints of sexual harassment and abuse against him. As much as the dramatic experiences of his victims, including minors, broke out in the press in 2018, Coronado Molina continues with the freedom to exercise and maintains a position in the Chalaco hospital. Prior [...]

  • Bennett Braun

Andre Jedrzejczyk, Maghull Psychiatrist, tried to kill “friend”

Andre Jedrzejczyk Liverpool Echo Man said friend would be 'better off dead' and tried to kill her Andre Jedrzejczyk told police his friend's life was ruined and "she would be better off dead" By Wesley Holmes June 29, 2023 -- Excerpt A former psychiatrist tried to kill his friend by viciously beating her about the head after becoming convinced she would be "better off dead". Andre Jedrzejczyk, 60, believed he was committing "an act of mercy" when he attacked his 75-year-old female friend with a glass and a concrete ornament, leaving her badly injured in a pool of blood. [...]

  • Prakash Bhatia

Eskender Getachew, Galena psychiatrist, convicted

Eskender Getachew The Columbus Dispatch Federal jury convicts Columbus-area doctor of illegally prescribing opioids June 23, 2023 By Jordan Laird -- Excerpt A federal jury has convicted a Columbus-area doctor of illegally prescribing opioids and other drugs. Eskender Getachew, 58, of Galena, Delaware County, was found guilty on Thursday in U.S. District Court of 11 counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance. Getachew was a neurologist for more than 20 years and also a psychiatrist and a pharmacist. He owned and operated Polaris Wellness and Recovery Center as well as the Regional Neurology and Sleep Medicine Institute, both on [...]

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Kabir Garg, South London Psychiatrist, jailed for six years

Kabir Garg BBC Kabir Garg: Doctor jailed for dark web child sexual abuse images June 23, 2023 -- Excerpt A junior doctor has been jailed for six years for his role in a dark web chat site dedicated to sharing images of child sexual abuse. Kabir Garg, 33, from Lewisham, south-east London, pleaded guilty at Woolwich Crown Court to facilitating the exploitation of children. Until he was arrested in November, he had been working as a psychiatrist for South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. Garg had acted as a "moderator" of the site, the court had heard. This [...]

  • Jo Erik Brøyn

Head of psychiatry convicted

Head of psychiatry Google Translation Lakartidningen Head of psychiatry convicted of child pornography A psychiatrist in a management position is sentenced to a suspended sentence and community service for possession of child pornography and for having created child pornography of a person with whom he had a personal relationship. By Jesper Cederberg June 14, 2023 -- Excerpt The doctor is said to have had close to 600 child porn images and some videos on his computer and mobile phone, which were found during the police search. According to the prosecutor, the 1950s images can be classified as particularly reckless. [...]

  • Bennett Braun

Scott Woodside, Ontario psychiatrist, “too biased to give evidence” Leading Ontario forensic psychiatrist too biased to give evidence, 'cut and pasted' opinions, judge finds June 13, 2023 By Betsy Powell -- Excerpt The professional credibility of one of Ontario's leading forensic psychiatrists has been called into question by a judge who took the unusual step of refusing to qualify him as an expert, finding him too biased to give evidence. The recent decision by Superior Court Justice Laura Bird - who concluded Toronto's Dr. Scott Woodside "cut and pasted" and made numerous errors in reports filed with the court - has sent shock waves through the criminal [...]

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Jason N. Stamper, Kentucky Psychiatrist, Charged

Jason N. Stamper The Lexington Herald Leader (Kentucky) Grand jury accuses Kentucky doctor of illegally distributing amphetamine drug May 26, 2023 By Bill Estep -- Excerpt A Kentucky doctor has been charged with illegally distributing drugs. A federal grand jury indicted Jason N. Stamper, a Pikeville psychiatrist, Thursday on four counts of distributing and dispensing an amphetamine in 2022 outside the scope of professional practice and not for a legitimate medical reason. Police found bags of an ADHD drug called Vyvanse in a search of Stamper's home in December, according to a citation. The drug contains an amphetamine. The [...]

  • Bennett Braun

Arkansas psychiatrist resigns from Medical Board

Arkansas Advocate Former chairman resigns from Arkansas Medical Board facing scrutiny in state, federal probes By Hunter Field May 26, 2023 -- Excerpt Northwest Arkansas psychiatrist Dr. Brian Hyatt resigned from the State Medical Board last week, two months after he stepped down as chairman. Hyatt’s resignation — confirmed by records obtained under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act — comes as he is under investigation by state and federal authorities. The scope of the criminal probes is unknown, but court records indicate that investigators in the Arkansas attorney general’s office suspected Hyatt of Medicaid fraud. The U.S. Attorney for [...]

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Psychiatry: A Madhouse of Foolishness (ChatGPT)

Dear ChatGPT, Can you write two pages or 800 words about psychiatry in the style of Mark Twain, scathing, humorous, cynical, ironic. Certainly! Here's a scathing, humorous, cynical, and ironic piece about psychiatry in the style of Mark Twain: Psychiatry: A Madhouse of Foolishness By ChatGPT May 21, 2023 I have had the misfortune of encountering a peculiar breed of individuals who claim to possess a deep understanding of the human mind and its ailments. They call themselves psychiatrists, but I assure you, their methods and theories are as absurd as a cat chasing its tail. With all the [...]

  • Prakash Bhatia

Sangeeta Baruah, Guwahati psychiatrist, arrested

Hindustan Times Guwahati doctor couple arrested for torturing adopted daughter By Biswa Kalyan Purkayastha, Silchar May 08, 2023 -- Excerpt One of the couple’s neighbours had on Friday approached the police with a photograph of the minor girl tied to a pole on the terrace in summer heat. A doctor couple and their domestic help were arrested in Guwahati for allegedly torturing the couple’s four-year-old girl, who the couple said they had adopted more than three years ago, police said on Sunday. Police on Saturday night arrested psychiatrist Sangeeta Baruah from a house in Meghalaya’s Ri Bhoi district, a day [...]

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Sangeeta Datta, Guwahati psychiatrist, arrested

Sangeeta Datta The Times of India 3-year-old adopted girl sexually abused, says Guwahati police By Mukut Das May 8, 2023 -- Excerpt GUWAHATI: The medical reports of the three-year-old girl, who was allegedly tortured by her adoptive doctor parents, established that she was also sexually abused, police said on Sunday. Guwahati police commissioner Diganta Barah said the child has been kept at the state home and a team of medical experts has been providing treatment to her. "Her medical reports revealed many worrying injury marks on her body, including private parts. Reports establish sexual offence was also commited," he said. [...]

  • David Tatum

Charlotte Psychiatrist Convicted

Charlotte Psychiatrist Press Release Federal Jury Convicts Child Psychiatrist Of Sexual Exploitation Of A Minor Thursday, May 4, 2023 For Immediate Release U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of North Carolina CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A federal jury in Charlotte has convicted David Tatum, 41, a child psychiatrist in Charlotte, N.C., of sexual exploitation of a minor, announced Dena J. King, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Robert M. DeWitt, Special Agent in Charge of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in North Carolina join U.S. Attorney King in making today’s announcement. According to filed court documents, trial evidence [...]