Dr Robert McMullen, unethical psychiatrist in NYC and Mt. Kisco ought to be prosecuted
Here's a letter I wrote to him after the experience described in the letter. I also cc'd it to the American Psychiatric Association, their Board of Ethics, the NYS Medical Board, my psychologist. Haven't heard anything from the associations.
This man is unethical beyond belief as he tries to abuse psychiatric patients.
I felt disgusted and soiled when I walked out of his office and also felt that I had escaped some evil just by the skin of my teeth.
Dear Dr. McMullen,
The first tenet of the Hippocratic Oath is "Do No Harm".
I feel you did do me harm with your behavior when I came to see you in your Mount Kisco office on Sunday, November 16, 2008.
I came to see you to get help because I suffer from Bipolar Disorder and I had just found out that I may allergic to Lamictal and had to be taken off it.
Therefore I was worried for my health and considered my self really lucky that you had given me an appointment on a Sunday.
In the course of taking my history you asked me how things were between my husband and myself. I replied that things were not too good.
You said "Does he suffer from premature ejaculation? Seduce him." And then you proceeded to tell me in graphic detail how I should "take his penis in my hands and masturbate him" with my hands, then "take his penis into your mouth and let him come to just about orgasm, then stop and let his penis go limp, then take it in your mouth again... etc. etc."
Also when I asked you if only intelligent people had Bipolar disorder, again you steered the conversation to sex by telling me that retarded children get manic and they often "pull out their penises in public and masturbate themselves".
All that may be very good advice and descriptions, however the graphic sexual nature of your words and the repeated references to my taking "penis into hands and mouth" and little boys masturbating their penises with their hands felt totally outrageous to me. I couldn't quite believe what I was hearing!!!!
First of all I had come to see you because of my issues with medication, specifically Lamictal. I had NOT come t see you about any relationship or sexual issues with my husband.
I understand that in the course of taking a patient's history, a psychiatrist asks about relationship issues.
But to me, this was so graphic and inappropriate a way to do it that I was left basically sickened and speechless. I tried to steer the conversation back to the subject at hand, which was my putative allergic reaction to Lamictal but over and over again you picked up the "putting penises in your mouth or penises in your hand" theme.
I feel that harmed me very much as when I walked out of your office, I literally felt assaulted and sickened and soiled.
Secondly, your advice to take Lamictal, even though I may be allergic to it, but take it with an Epinephrine pen (Epi pen) was very dismissive of the danger that may pose to my very life, you even said it was ok to take it at night before I went to bed!!!
I feel that was neglectful of my best interests.
As I do not want a psychiatrist who treats a patient in this sexually harassing and callous, neglectful way, I would like a refund of the $850.00 fee that I paid with a check as your fee for first time patients.
Thank you for all the help you extended to me when I came to you needing help with my Bipolar Disorder and medication issues.