“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

  • Psychiatrist Rohan Jahagirdar

Rohan Jahagirdar, India psychiatrist, allegedly raped patient

PuneMirror Woman claims cop harassment while investigating rape claim against doctor January 15, 2020 Psychiatrist Rohan Jahagirdar After registering a complaint of rape against a well-known psychiatrist from the city, a woman has now claimed that the cops investigating this case have been constantly harassing her. In a letter escalating the complaint to the city’s top cop, the survivor has spelt out a veritable manual of how law enforcement authorities should not handle a case of crime against a woman. The 28-year-old complainant had on November 24, 2019, registered a case against Dr Rohan Jahagirdar at Shivajinagar police [...]

Clarence White, Syracuse Psychiatrist – license revoked for sex with patient Syracuse psychiatrist accused of having sex with patient loses medical license By James T. Mulder January 14, 2020 SYRACUSE, NY – The state has revoked the medical license of a Syracuse psychiatrist accused of having sex with a patient. Dr. Clarence White, 44, was working at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca in 2017 when he entered into an inappropriate relationship with a female patient he was treating, according to the state Board for Professional Medical Conduct. He asked the patient for her phone number, socialized with her, started a sexual relationship and gave her money to buy merchandise, according [...]

  • Omar Hasan - Psychiatrist

Omar Hasan, Beckley psychiatrist, suspended for having an inappropriate relationship with a patient

The Register-Herald Suspension of psychiatrist's license is in effect By Jessica Farrish January 9, 2020 Omar Hasan - Psychiatrist A Beckley psychiatrist who West Virginia Board of Medicine cited for having an inappropriate relationship with a patient in 2013 and 2014 began a one-year license suspension on Thursday, WVBOM website published. The WVBOM had suspended Dr. Omar Hasan's license in 2017 due to an improper sexual relationship with a patient. Hasan's attorneys appealed the decision to Kanawha Count Circuit Court and then to the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia. Both courts sided with WVBOM, with the [...]

  • Former Guam psychiatrist

Guam Psychiatrist Abner Pasatiempo accused of inappropriate touching has resigned

Pacific Daily News Guam psychiatrist accused of inappropriate touching has resigned Anumita Kaur January 6, 2020 Abner Pasatiempo - psychiatrist A psychiatrist accused of inappropriately touching patients was suspended by Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center as soon as complaints were received last month, according to the center's director. Dr. Abner Pasatiempo has since resigned from Behavioral Health and withdrawn his re-licensing application with the Guam Board of Medical Examiners, Director Theresa Arriola said. Pasatiempo's Maryland medical license was suspended in 2006 after he had sex with a patient. Pacific Daily News reported on Sunday that the board [...]

  • Abner Pasatiempo - psychiatrist

Abner Pasatiempo, Guam Psychiatrist “guilty of immoral or unprofessional conduct”

Pacific Daily News Guam psychiatrist under investigation; previously disciplined in Maryland By Jerick Sablan January 5, 2020 Abner Pasatiempo - psychiatrist A Behavioral Health and Wellness Center psychiatrist whose Maryland medical license was suspended after he had sex with a patient is under investigation by the Guam Board of Medical Examiners. The board knew about Dr. Abner Pasatiempo's troubles in Maryland when he applied for a license here, but the Guam license was granted in April 2018 because of an extraordinary need to fill the position at Behavioral Health, said Dr. Nathaniel Berg, Board of Medical Examiners chairman, [...]

Keith Ablow, Psychiatrist – license suspended in Massachusetts

Psychiatrist Keith Ablow New York Times What It Took for a Fox News Psychiatrist to Finally Lose His License By Ginia Bellafante Dec. 20, 2019 Late in 2009, a 28-year-old woman not long out of graduate school found herself in a stressful job at a Bronx hospital and decided it would be useful to talk to someone. Searching online, she came across the name of a psychiatrist, Keith Ablow. Dr. Ablow was familiar to her from his writing, both his journalism and the best-selling thrillers he turned out — “Denial,’’ “Projection,” “Compulsion,’’ “Murder Suicide.’’ She had read all [...]

  • Psychiatrist Pieter van der Westhuizen

Pieter van der Westhuizen, Swakopmund psychiatrist, accused of rape

Namibian Second patient accuses psychiatrist of rape By Werner Menges December 9, 2019 Psychiatrist Pieter van der Westhuizen A SWAKOPMUND-BASED psychiatrist who is being prosecuted over allegations that he raped one of his patients is now fighting to keep evidence about similar claims made by a second woman out of his trial in the Windhoek High Court. A former patient of psychiatrist Pieter van der Westhuizen contacted the police in July, after the start of his trial on rape charges, and claimed that she, too, had been sexually assaulted by him, acting judge Eileen Rakow has been informed [...]

  • Psychiatrist Omar Hasan

Omar Hasan, Beckley psychiatrist – WV Supreme Court affirms discipline for an improper relationship with a patient

The Register Herald State Supreme Court upholds decision in Beckley psychiatrist case By Jessica Farrish Psychiatrist Omar Hasan West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals on Friday upheld a decision by the West Virginia Board of Medicine that imposed disciplinary actions on Dr. Omar Hasan, a Beckley psychiatrist. The original case was decided in Kanawha County Circuit Court in July 2018 after Hasan appealed a decision by the West Virginia Board of Medicine to discipline him for an improper relationship with a patient. Hasan alleged the board had erred by failing to adopt recommended finding of facts by its [...]

  • Isle of Man Psychiatrist Timothy Byrne

Timothy Byrne, Isle of Man Psychiatrist, faces further allegations of sexual relationship with Patient

Univadis Psychiatrist accused of inappropriate relationship with vulnerable patient By Dawn O'Shea November 7, 2019 Isle of Man Psychiatrist Timothy Byrne The medical practitioners tribunal inquiry into a psychiatrist accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a vulnerable patient is set to resume before the end of the month. Dr Timothy Byrne (GMC reference number 4138295) previously appeared before the tribunal in July. The hearing was adjourned on 18 July, having been part heard. The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) has announced that the hearing will re-commence on 28 November 2019 and is expected to run until 5 [...]

  • Psychiatrist James Ugbo

James Ugbo, Suffolk Psychiatrist, Suspended over Sexual Misconduct

East Anglian Daily Times Suffolk-based psychiatrist suspended over sexual misconduct Emily Townsend November 17, 2019 Psychiatrist James Ugbo A psychiatrist working at the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT) has been suspended after a tribunal found his behaviour amounted to misconduct. Share article from East Anglian Daily Times on facebookTweet article from East Anglian Daily Timespost article from East Anglian Daily Times on redditemail article from East Anglian Daily TimesShare Dr James Ugbo behaved in an inappropriate and sexually motivated way, without consent, towards four female colleagues while working at a mental health hospital in Havant near Portsmouth, [...]

  • Psychiatrist Greg Lydall

Greg Lydall, ‘Abhorrent and disgusting’ Guernsey Psychiatrist jailed for indecent images of children

ITV 'Abhorrent and disgusting' psychiatrist jailed in Guernsey for indecent images of children October 31, 2019 Psychiatrist Greg Lydall Former States psychiatrist Greg Lydall has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for four counts of possessing indecent images of children and seven counts of making indecent images of children. The 44-year-old had pleaded guilty to the offences earlier this year, which involved nearly 5000 indecent images of children. More than 4000 pictures were ‘pseudo images’, which are computer generated images and more than 700 were described as ‘live’ images, which means real images of children. The court [...]

  • Psychiatrist James Ugbo

James Ugbo, UK Psychiatrist, “kissed and cuddled female colleagues in unwanted touchy-feely contact”

Daily Mail NHS psychiatrist, 57, 'kissed and cuddled female colleagues in unwanted 'touchy-feely' contact over two years they worked together at mental hospital' By Joe Middleton October 22, 2019 Psychiatrist James Ugbo A NHS psychiatrist kissed and cuddled female colleagues whilst subjecting them to two years of unwanted 'touchy feely' contact at the hospital they worked at, a tribunal heard today. Dr James Ugbo, 57, was said to have given workmates 'the creeps' after he repeatedly touched the arms and hands of women for 'lingering periods,' planted kisses on their cheeks and showered them with compliments. He told [...]

Philippe Jouin, French Psychiatrist, suspected of sexual assault: 5 years in prison. “You are a psychiatrist, not a gynecologist!”

Machine translation: la Nouvelle Child psychiatrist suspected of sexual assault: 5 years in prison in Poitiers October 17, 2019 The prosecution of Poitiers has required 5 years in prison for "staggered acts, unnecessary to the pathology of patients" against the expert in child psychiatry, Philippe Jouin, tried Thursday, October 16, 2019 in the Criminal Court of Poitiers for five alleged sexual assault "by person abusing the authority conferred on him by his office", between September 2010 and January 2014. The expert has carried out nearly 10,000 expertise for the Vendée judicial institutions for more than thirty years. Is he [...]

  • Psychiatrist Matthew Okeke

Matthew Okeke, Las Vegas Psychiatrist – “failing to redirect a female patient ‘away from his personal and physical space’ when she began to touch him inappropriately”

Las Vegas Review-Journal Las Vegas psychiatrist reprimanded for unprofessional behavior By Mary Hynes October 14, 2019 Psychiatrist Matthew Okeke The Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners has publicly reprimanded a Las Vegas psychiatrist for failing to redirect a female patient “away from his personal and physical space” when she began to touch him inappropriately. A complaint filed by the medical board in May 2019 against Dr. Matthew Okeke states that a patient in December 2017 used her smartphone to videotape an encounter with the psychiatrist without his consent during an office visit. The video, recorded as the cellphone [...]

  • Kings Mill

Ashok Kumar Singh, King’s Mill Psychiatrist, cleared of making sexual phone call to patient

Chad Former King's Mill doctor cleared of making sexual phone call to patient at tribunal By Danielle Andrews October 10, 2019 Kings Mill A doctor has been cleared of telephoning a vulnerable patient and telling her to 'check her breast and vagina for lumps'. Dr Ashok Kumar Singh faced a medical practitioners misconduct tribunal having been accused of sexually motivated actions against the woman. Dr Singh also allegedly telephoned the patient at home and told her to check her breasts and vagina for lumps when she saw him almost 20 years ago. Dr Singh told the tribunal he [...]

  • Psychiatrist Ashok Singh

Ashok Singh, Eaton Psychiatrist, cleared to practise after sexual misconduct allegations

Eastern Daily Press Norwich doctor cleared to practise after four-year ordeal under sexual misconduct allegations By Dominic Gilbert October 8, 2019 Psychiatrist Ashok Singh A four-year ordeal for a Norwich doctor suspended after accusations of sexual misconduct has come to an end after a tribunal cleared him to practise. Dr Ashok Singh, of Eaton, was cleared of 10 counts of sexual assault against four different women after a trial at Norwich Crown Court in 2016. But despite the psychiatrist and trainee GP saying three years ago he wanted to "move on" with his life, he remained under investigation [...]

  • Psychiatrist Michael Haslam

Michael Haslam, Crayke Psychiatrist, “three year prison sentence” – “four convictions of indecent assault”

Harrogate Advertiser Former doctor's rape conviction 'unsafe' May 21, 2004 Psychiatrist Michael Haslam A RETIRED consultant psychiatrist who was found guilty last year of raping a patient in a hospital photocopying room in North Yorkshire in 1988 has had his conviction quashed. Dr Michael Haslam, 70, of Crayke, had been jailed for seven years after being found guilty of rape and four charges of indecent assault. But yesterday, the Court of Appeal ruled the rape conviction was "unsafe", although the four convictions of indecent assault were upheld. Dr Haslam will serve a three-year prison sentence instead of seven [...]

  • Psychiatrist Robert Morgenthal

Robert Morgenthal, Orlando Psychiatrist, sentenced in sexual misconduct case

The Ledger Polk psychiatrist pleads to sexual misconduct involving a patient By Suzie Schottelkotte September 30, 2019 Psychiatrist Robert Morgenthal BARTOW – A former psychiatrist at Peace River Center who surrendered his state medical license in February 2017 on allegations of inappropriate sexual relations with a patient has pleaded no contest to a criminal charge of sexual misconduct by a psychotherapist. Circuit Judge Neil Roddenbery sentenced Robert Morgenthal, 69, on Friday to two years’ probation, mirroring the terms of plea agreement with prosecutors. The charge, a second-degree felony, carries up to 15 years in prison, but under state [...]

  • Memphis Psychiatrist

Richard Farmer, East Memphis psychiatrist, “was accused of prescribing hydrocodone and alprazolam, or Xanax, to female patients in exchange for sexual favors or their companionship.”

Memphis Commercial Appeal Memphis woman forged names to obtain opioid prescriptions, authorities say By Phillip Jackson September 25, 2019 Psychiatrist Richard Farmer A Memphis woman was indicted and a local physician pleaded guilty in an Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force investigation, federal officials announced Tuesday. Erin Pealor, 35, attempted to obtain methylphenidate and amphetamine by filling out prescriptions with fake patient names and signed the signature of the physician, according to court documents. Pealor had filled out at least nine names describing them as patients from Nov. 7, 2017, to Feb. 13, 2018, according to court documents. [...]

  • Psychiatrist Gavin Patrick Meany

Gary Meany, Twin Cities psychiatrist arrested – faces charges after being accused of having sex with a patient who sought help for past sexual assaults

Pioneer Press Patient says Apple Valley psychiatrist ‘abused’ her; he’s charged with criminal sexual conduct By Nick Ferraro September 17, 2019 Psychiatrist Gavin Meany A Twin Cities psychiatrist faces charges after being accused of having sex with a patient who sought help for past sexual assaults. Gavin Patrick Meany, 38, of Apple Valley, was charged with two counts of felony third-degree criminal sexual conduct last week in Dakota County District Court. Gavin Patrick Meany (Courtesy of Dakota County Sheriff’s Office) A woman reported to Burnsville police on Aug. 27 that she had been “abused” over the last five [...]

  • Psychiatrist Charles Stewart

Charles Stewart, Brunswick psychiatrist, ordered to stop treating women

Press Herald Brunswick psychiatrist ordered to stop treating women The order issued to Dr. Charles Stewart comes after complaints by 2 female patients. By Dennis Hoey September 11, 2019 Psychiatrist Charles Stewart A Brunswick psychiatrist has been ordered to stop treating women for 30 days after complaints by two patients. The Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine issued the immediate partial suspension against Dr. Charles Stewart, the board said in a news release. Board members said that their actions were “based on a preliminary finding that the actions of Dr. Stewart constitute an immediate jeopardy to the health [...]

  • Psychiatrist Duong Huu Nguyen

Duong Huu Nguyen, Little Rock psychiatrist, license suspended, accused of “sex or a romantic relationship” with a patient or a former patient

Arkansas Democrat Gazette Little Rock psychiatrist's license suspended By Kat Stromquist September 12, 2019 Psychiatrist Duong Huu Nguyen The Arkansas State Medical Board has temporarily suspended the license of a Little Rock psychiatrist who is accused of having had "sex or a romantic relationship" with a patient or former patient. At a special teleconference meeting Monday, the board voted to issue an emergency order of suspension for the medical license of Dr. Duong Huu Nguyen, pending a hearing. According to the order, Nguyen is accused of potential violations of the state's Medical Practices Act after the board received [...]

  • Psychiatrist Rajiv Anand

Rajiv Anand, Lokhandwala Psychiatrist, accused of molesting patient

Mumbai Mirror Psychiatrist accused of molesting his patient By Sharmeen Hakim September 11, 2019 Psychiatrist Rajiv Anand A well-known psychiatrist from Lokhandwala was recently accused of molesting a 34-year-old patient, an architect from Kandivali. The complainant was suffering from post-partum depression. She accused him of touching her inappropriately during a session. The Versova police booked Dr Rajiv Anand under Section 354 of the Indian Penal Code; early on August 30, after the woman and her architect husband approached them. On his part Anand, 67, who shares the Lokhandwala clinic with his daughter, admitted treating the woman and the [...]

  • Psych Prabakar Rajan Thomas

Prabakar Rajan Thomas, Melbourne psychiatrist, jailed for sexual assault faces second allegation

The Guardian Psychiatrist jailed for sexual assault faces second allegation Health regulator is investigating complaint against Prabakar Rajan Thomas, already sentenced to 14 months in jail By Lisa Martin September 3, 2019 Psychiatrist Prabakar Rajan Thomas A former Melbourne psychiatrist sentenced to two years in jail for sexually assaulting a female patient is facing a further investigation from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Prabakar Rajan Thomas, 69, received a 14 month non-parole jail sentence in March for abusing a patient. The county court was told he had put his hands in the victim’s bra, asked about her [...]

  • Psychiatrist Greg Lydall

Greg Lydall, States of Guernsey psychiatrist, has pleaded guilty to making thousands of indecent images of children

ITV NEWS Former States of Guernsey psychiatrist admits making indecent images of children August 29, 2019 Psychiatrist Greg Lydall A psychiatrist formerly employed by the States of Guernsey has pleaded guilty to making thousands of indecent images of children. Dr Greg Lydall pleaded guilty to 11 charges at Guernsey Royal Court. The court heard that some of the images found fell into the most severe category. He will be sentenced on 31 October. The Committee for Health and Social Care wants to reassure the public that Dr Lydall did not come into contact with minors during his employment [...]

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