Therapist Jealous Of Patient's Creativity; Neutralizes It With Prescriptions
SEATTLE- A local psychiatrist faces criminal malpractice charges, thanks to a confessional notebook he often wrote in during scheduled appointments. According to authorities the doctor was jealous of one particular patient’s creativity and wished to “destroy” it by prescribing him anti-depressants.
David Reed (26) Started seeing Dr. Lou Richards (38) under a year ago on a weekly basis. He reportedly sought out the doctor's help for mild anxiety issues caused by his career choices as an artist, as well as concerns about his new marriage.
During David's last session Dr. Richards left the room to address a concern at the front desk for a total of four minutes. According to Ericson’s lawyer, Reed “glanced at the doctors notebook” and became shocked to find what the renowned medical practitioner wrote about him.
“He’s an insanely jealous bitter psychopath” Says Reed’s lawyer. “I mean, the very first sentence my client saw was in big red ink block letters that read ' Aw great, time to talk to this talented piece of shit again.' ”
The notebook, now in possession of the Seattle justice department, contained a years worth of passages complaining about David’s life and his plans to “do something about it.”
“Wow, this guy really has it all” the frantic scribblings read. “How does this guy have such an imagination. Maybe Zoloft will neutralize that. Or maybe doxepin. Fuck it, I’ll just give him both. That’ll be sure to destroy any artistic drive.”
When David reported his art felt “uninspired” after taking the medications for a few weeks, Richards wrote “Damn right! That’s what you get for coming in here as a youthful dude with all this potential. Reminding me I don't have a creative bone in my body and what not... Maybe I'll prescribe some valium today, that'll destroy any passion the kid has left. Thats right David. I'm dedicating the rest of my professional career to destroying your artistic one.”
On days David discussed concerns regarding his marital relationship, Richards wrote more angry passages: "Great, now the creative bastard is going to shove his hot wife in my face too? I mean, sounds like all he really needs to do his sit down and have a talk with her. Things don't seem too bad, it's all in his head. But I'm still going to prescribe him this placebo that won’t only zap out his personality but it’ll lower his sex drive too! Soon he’ll have nothing! Nothing! Aha!”
When faced with an assault of questions, Richard’s lawyer responded “Hey, maybe the real question we all should be asking is why did this kid even come in. Concerns about uncertainty of the future, anxious decision making, I mean, I hate to break it to you, but we all go through that. It’s called being human. Some people don’t have the luxury of channeling the human condition through artwork and making people resonate with it. It was pretty inconsiderate to talk all that creative talk to a corporate medical guy. Sounds to me like he was practically begging for all of his unique traits to be taken away... No further questions."
Richards trial is scheduled for this upcoming October and could face 10-15 years in a federal prison