Psychiatry

Man convicted in two home invasions now accused of fraud - Montreal Gazette

Fri, 2017-07-21 12:26

Montreal Gazette

Man convicted in two home invasions now accused of fraud
Montreal Gazette
Both sides in the case agreed he suffers from Asperger syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder that affects a person's social interaction. A psychiatrist testified at the trial that it was possible Angeli-Grou suffers from a mental illness, coupled with ...

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Watchdog Group: Medicaid's Child Psychotropic Drugging Needs Greater Oversight - Pharmaceutical Processing

Fri, 2017-07-21 04:38

Pharmaceutical Processing

Watchdog Group: Medicaid's Child Psychotropic Drugging Needs Greater Oversight
Pharmaceutical Processing
The mental health watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) applauded the recent Department of Justice health care fraud crackdown but says greater oversight is needed of Medicaid billing of psychotropic drugs prescribed children, which could ...

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Woman who posed as man to dupe friend into sex is jailed after retrial - The Guardian

Thu, 2017-07-20 07:39

The Guardian

Woman who posed as man to dupe friend into sex is jailed after retrial
The Guardian
He offered little mitigation for the fraud charge but said Newland had since been diagnosed with a range of mental disorders that were “linked to the commission” of her sexual offences. Since her first trial she had sought professional help to deal ...
Gayle Newland jailed for tricking female friend into sex using prosthetic penisMetro
Woman who wore fake penis to pose as a man and trick female friend into sex is jailed for more than six yearsMirror.co.uk
Fake penis woman Gayle Newland jailed for sex assaultNEWS.com.au
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Spennymoor woman admits making five fraudulent ebay sales to ... - The Northern Echo (registration)

Wed, 2017-07-19 08:03

Spennymoor woman admits making five fraudulent ebay sales to ...
The Northern Echo (registration)
A WOMAN has admitted making fraudulent sales on ebay to unsuspecting buyers who never received the goods for which she was paid.

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Lawsuit claims women's prison neglected, abused mentally ill inmate - MLive.com

Wed, 2017-07-19 07:17

MLive.com

Lawsuit claims women's prison neglected, abused mentally ill inmate
MLive.com
She was serving a two and a half to 15 year sentence for first-degree retail fraud at Michigan's sole women's prison when she suffered a mental health and medical episode that left her in need of 24/7 care, according to the lawsuits. ... three health ...

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Watchdog Group: Medicaid's Child Psychotropic Drugging Needs ... - PR Newswire (press release)

Tue, 2017-07-18 07:18

PR Newswire (press release)

Watchdog Group: Medicaid's Child Psychotropic Drugging Needs ...
PR Newswire (press release)
LOS ANGELES, July 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The mental health watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) applauded the recent Department ...
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Why are there so many mentally ill walking Jackson's streets? - Jackson Clarion Ledger

Sat, 2017-07-15 20:45

Jackson Clarion Ledger

Why are there so many mentally ill walking Jackson's streets?
Jackson Clarion Ledger
His personal observations tell him more people with mental disorders are coming to the 40-bed temporary shelter, which also provides other services to the homeless, including meals. Hinds County Deputy Chancery Clerk Amanda Coleman, who oversees civil ...

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Despite fears over Oakland fire, 'extremist arson' rare - San Francisco Chronicle

Fri, 2017-07-14 13:03

San Francisco Chronicle

Despite fears over Oakland fire, 'extremist arson' rare
San Francisco Chronicle
Only a small fraction of all arsons are ever solved, and so-called “extremist arsons” may also be set by lone individuals or those who may suffer from serious mental health conditions, rather than a recognized group or affiliated person. .... Insurance ...

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Austin-area medical professionals indicted in record-breaking ... - KVUE

Thu, 2017-07-13 16:56

KVUE

Austin-area medical professionals indicted in record-breaking ...
KVUE
Two Austin psychologists and a Cedar Park patient recruiter have been indicted in part of what is now being called the largest health care fraud enforcement ...

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Eliminating fraud is key to adequate funding for opioid treatment - The Hill (blog)

Thu, 2017-07-13 14:30

The Hill (blog)

Eliminating fraud is key to adequate funding for opioid treatment
The Hill (blog)
Eliminating fraud is key to adequate funding for opioid treatment. By Former Rep. ... Currently, 1.84 million people in the U.S. receive treatment for substance abuse disorders or mental illness through Medicaid expansion or the ACA's individual ...

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Champaign man with history of mental-health issues faces gun charges - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Thu, 2017-07-13 06:00

Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Champaign man with history of mental-health issues faces gun charges
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
URBANA — A 72-year-old Champaign man with mental-health issues in his past has been charged with possessing guns without a firearm owner's identification card. State's Attorney Julia Rietz said Alan James, 72, of the 700 block of South Lynn Street ...

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The tyranny of mental health - Spiked

Thu, 2017-07-13 03:16

Spiked

The tyranny of mental health
Spiked
Research shows that barely half of psychiatrists and practitioners schooled in the medicalisation of mental disorders believe that schizophrenia is a categorisable condition. And little wonder: schizophrenia is a hypothetical disorder for which no ...

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Drug-related convictions account for nearly half of federal prisoners - OregonLive.com

Wed, 2017-07-12 16:28

OregonLive.com

Drug-related convictions account for nearly half of federal prisoners
OregonLive.com
After drugs and gun cases, immigration, pornography/prostitution, fraud and robbery made up the other offenses leading to prison time, with each of those representing 8 percent or less of the total. Ninety-three percent of ... Further, the ...
The Federal Bureau of Prisons' Use of Restrictive Housing for Inmates with Mental Illness - Department of Justice - OIGDepartment of Justice - OIG

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Lawyer facing sex assault charges raves about clowns, fraud and ... - TheSpec.com

Wed, 2017-07-12 05:27

TheSpec.com

Lawyer facing sex assault charges raves about clowns, fraud and ...
TheSpec.com
With his collection of clown dolls as a backdrop, high-profile lawyer Sandy Zaitzeff faces the video camera, his emotions erratic.

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Russian doctor accuses judge of bias - Bundaberg News Mail

Tue, 2017-07-11 23:38

Bundaberg News Mail

Russian doctor accuses judge of bias
Bundaberg News Mail
... then worked as a psychiatrist registrar at the Townsville Hospital mental health between July, 1999 to January, 2002. Berg, who came to Australia as a Russian refugee is facing trial on 24 offences including fraud, forgery and causing grievous ...

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More and More States Are Outlawing Gay-Conversion Therapy - The Atlantic

Mon, 2017-07-10 12:23

The Atlantic

More and More States Are Outlawing Gay-Conversion Therapy
The Atlantic
The widely covered case was the first consumer-fraud case heard against the use of conversion therapy in the U.S.. A number of professional organizations have spoken out on the lack of evidence for the practice's efficacy, as well ... Most states that ...

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Punitive psychiatry: how Russian leaders deal with their opponents - Open Democracy

Mon, 2017-07-10 03:48

Open Democracy

Punitive psychiatry: how Russian leaders deal with their opponents
Open Democracy
After a six-month long criminal trial that many human rights activists deemed 'fraudulent' and 'groundless', Panfilov was sent for a compulsory psychiatric examination which concluded that he suffered from “chronic personality disorder” and was a ...

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Michael Gerson: Trump leads us to a new arena - Albany Times Union

Sun, 2017-07-09 20:18

U.S. News & World Report

Michael Gerson: Trump leads us to a new arena
Albany Times Union
It is not merely "exaggeration" for a president to issue a series of eye-stretching lies, including that his predecessor spied on him and that a popular vote victory was denied to him by widespread electoral fraud. It indicates either a deep cynicism ...
Gerson: Trump takes us to unexplored territoryStockton Record
Trump takes us to unexplored territory: Michael GersonGoErie.com
How to handle an unhinged presidentWashington Post

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Gerson: Trump takes us to unexplored territory - Stockton Record

Sat, 2017-07-08 17:39

Stockton Record

Gerson: Trump takes us to unexplored territory
Stockton Record
... of mental dysfunction? Most psychiatrists are (understandably) uncomfortable with diagnosis from a distance. And the particular diagnosis of narcissistic personality disorder requires significant impairment — which is a hard case to make of a ...
Trump takes us to unexplored territory: Michael GersonGoErie.com

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Mailbag, July 9: Trump and tweets; proposed solution for health care - The News-Press

Sat, 2017-07-08 12:04

The News-Press

Mailbag, July 9: Trump and tweets; proposed solution for health care
The News-Press
Google “Trump mental health psychiatric reports.” And there it is. What's to be done about it? Suppose any President ... and just “debate” and ignore it. Martin Harris, Cape Coral. More: Mailbag, July 7: Trump and voter fraud; Thank you Lee County ...

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