Sunday, March 23, 2008

Sex as an Occupational Hazard?

The New York Post reports Dr. Glen Gabbard, a psychiatrist who treats his peers for sexual misconduct saying: "We all have to practice as if this (sexual misconduct) could happen to us - it's an occupational hazard to which we are all vulnerable."

How creepy is that? When I saw this and all the other psychiatrists and psychologists who said that they had been involved in sexual relations with their patients, I decided to do a little research. I did a quick search and found the following articles,
a psychiatrist being charged with predatory behavior, a prison psychologist having an affair with a patient,a shocking report of psychiatrists involved in sexual misconduct.

There are more, but those are just a few links to check out. It's strange to think that those we trust with our sanity do such insane things themselves.


D Bunker said...

That a post such as this can be up for 4 days without 1 expression of reader outrage is possibly the most glaring condemnation of just what level of debasement our society has fallen to.

We're discussing an industry that rakes in Hundreds of Billions every year. It does so through the mass marketing of misery, disfigurement and death predicated upon the myth of 'chemical imbalances' in a human brain: not one shred of which has yet been proven to exist as a causative agent for the 'strange' behaviors erroneously termed 'mental illness'.

Psychiatrists willingly inflict this misery, disfigurement and death in exchange for money. With that level of immorality rampant throughout Psychiatry, why on earth would they pause to scruple, or even bat an eye, at sexual abuse?

In that awful light, Gabbard's hare-brained utterance is in perfect context, as a Psychiatrist.

Julia said...

Thanks for your insightful comment. I you are quite right that psychiatry does inflict untold ills upon man. It's important to remember that these people are the ones we trust with our most precious asset - our minds. That we trust those who will nonchalantly say that sexual degradation is just another occupational hazard - along with suicide and murder - shows just what kind of a hold psychiatrists have on the mind of the populace.

D Bunker said...

"If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination."
Thomas de Quincey

I just Knew that thing was hanging out on Some dusty old shelf this morning. Thom had a couple more to ice this cake with.

"In many walks of life, a conscience is a more expensive encumbrance than a wife or a carriage."

The industry's monitoring/wall papering apparatus refers to these 'incidents' as violations of "boundary issues".

That alone sums up what Psychiatry thinks of itself relative to lesser. non-psychics.

"The public is a bad guesser."

People in dark rooms will inevitably 'guess' their way to the light switch, unless of course someone else turns on the floodlights first.

Julia said...

Thanks for the great quotes! :)