I submitted the following statement to the U.S. Social Security Administration in support of my claim for continuing disability benefits in October 2005.
3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 362 7064
REMARKS RE: DISABILITY CLAIM xxx xx xxxx
1. On March 16, 2004 I was banned from group therapy, sponsored by the DC Department of Mental Health because I experienced a hysterical outburst. Security guards had to be summoned and I was assessed by Henry Barbot, MD (202 576 8946) for involuntary commitment to a mental hospital. It was determined that I did not present a danger to myself or others and I was allowed to go home.
On March 17, 2004 Betsy Jane Cooper, MD, my then treating psychiatrist, diagnosed me with paranoid schizophrenia, and later recommended that I admit myself to a hospital. Dr. Cooper advised her colleagues that she was afraid to be alone with me, and her subsequent meetings with me were held with other persons present.
2. On April 21, 2004 I was banned from my local library for a period of six months because of conduct that the branch librarian, Brian P. Brown (202 282 3080), deemed inappropriate and suggestive of serious mental illness. The Metro DC Police were summoned, who reviewed with me the procedures for having myself admitted to a hospital. Officer J.E. Williams, Badge 1226, Second District, Metro DC Police (202 282 0070) reviewed with me the advisability of admitting myself to Georgetown University Hospital. Officer Williams further stated that he was concerned about my future behavior and potential for violence.
I believe that Brian Brown has been spying on me and that he is part of a conspiracy, together with Earl L. Segal, Esq., to defraud the U.S. Social Security Administration. I advised the Metro DC Police of my beliefs. The police advised me that if I have any proof of Mr. Brown's illegal conduct that I should submit it to the police for investigation. To date, I have not obtained tangible proof of illegal conduct by Mr. Brown.
3. On October 12, 2004 ten (10) Metro DC Police officers and four (4) FBI agents were sent to my home because of a letter I had written that was deemed by the police to be a product of severe mental illness. The police transported me in handcuffs to DC General Hospital for an emergency forensic psychiatric evaluation. I was assessed by a Dr. Martin at DC General who determined that my case did not warrant a hospital admission.
4. My current treating psychiatrist is Henry Barbot, MD, DC Department of Mental Health (202 576 8946). I currently take Effexor 300 mg/day, Geodon 80 mg/day, and Clonipin 1 mg/day.
5. I attended voc/rehab training in August 2005. I submitted my "Ticket to Work" to the DC Rehabilitation Services Administration on August 31, 2005. I have been assigned a job counselor, Eugene Weatherford, DC RSA (202 442 8575). RSA is currently reviewing my medical file to determine whether I am employable.
GARY FREEDMAN 10/14/05
This statement is made under penalty of perjury for making false statements concerning the above-referenced Social Security Disability Claim.