Psychiatrists, other mental health professionals, and sexual abuse

No progress can be made in the matter of patient sexual abuse until all such assaults by psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists and other mental health professionals are legally defined by statute as rape: the only required proof is that sex was involved. Psychiatrists often claim sex with clients is “consensual,” even though they are aware of […]


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No smoking, no mobile phones, no chewing gum… but you can take a Class B drug

In schools, there are certain rules that are accepted and agreed upon regarding the behaviour of students, rules that include no smoking, no mobile phones in the classroom, and no chewing gum. If however a student’s conduct is poor and fits a collection of emotional and behavioural characteristics, a psychiatrist can give the thumbs up for […]


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Psychiatry versus Medicine

Psychiatry is one of the very few professions that has to continually advertise its failures in order to get more Government funding. An example of this occurred recently when a documentary revealed a 50% increase in the number of unexpected patient deaths reported by England’s mental health trusts. These included deaths by suicide, neglect and […]


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Independent investigations into homicides committed by patients being treated for mental illness

In April 2013 NHS England became responsible for commissioning independent investigations into homicides (the killing of one person by another) committed by patients being treated for mental illness. According to the NHS England website, the purpose of an independent investigation is to review thoroughly the care and treatment received by the patient so that the […]


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Prison suicides have risen and antidepressants are the most commonly prescribed drugs in prisons – join the dots

Whenever there are reports of increased suicides in a geographical location or in an area such as prisons, the obvious question that comes up concerns the reasons why this should be the case. Such is the case with reference to prisons. It has been reported that prison suicides have risen to record levels. Figures from […]


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U.S. psychiatric chain under investigation for billing fraud and abuse buys UK mental facilities

Despite multiple ongoing U.S. Federal and state investigations into alleged billing fraud or patient abuse, the largest psychiatric hospital chain in America has been approved to expand its behavioural health business in the United Kingdom. The mental health watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHR), warns that this could put UK patients at risk […]


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