Monday, November 21, 2011

GW Psychiatric Treatment: Refusal to State a Diagnosis

The use of the phrase "(or he)" is a sarcastic reference to Colin Ferguson, who committed an act of mass murder on the Long Island Railroad; he consistently referred to himself in the third person at his murder trial.

February 8, 1996
3801 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC  20008-4530

Philip C. Leadroot
Special Agent
U.S. Secret Service
Washington, DC  20036

Dear Mr. Leadroot:

My current treating psychiatrist, Dr. Georgopoulos, responded in the following manner to the following questions I posed at my consultation on Wednesday February 7, 1996.

Consultation February 7, 1996

What is my current diagnosis?

RESPONSE:  [pause, then]:  "That’s a good question.”

What is it that makes me unemployable?

RESPONSE [silence.]

What can we do here to help me become employable?

RESPONSE: [silence.]

You said you would prepare a written statement that said I did not pose a risk of violence--where is that statement?

RESPONSE: [silence.]

I think it would be useful if you contact my former employer and assure them that I’m not violent.

RESPONSE:  [silence.]

It is instructive to compare the psychiatrist’s responses at the consultation on February 7, 1996 with statements made by the same psychiatrist one year ago, as memorialized in the enclosed letter dated February 27, 1995.

In a situation in which the U.S. Secret Service is relying on the psychiatric evaluations of the George Washington University Medical Center to assess a possible risk to the President of the United States, these materials are chilling.

Incidentally, attorney manager of the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld have yet to acknowledge that statements made by my former direct supervisor that I (or he) might be planning to pump somebody full of bullets were malicious, part of a pattern of harassing conduct by that supervisor, and therefore in violation of the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977.

While I strongly disavow an intent to commit an act of violence, the George Washington University Medical Center refuses to modify that portion of my medical records that states that I might had lied on psychological testing administered in may 1994 in order to conceal the nature and severity of a paranoid (psychotic) mental illness (an illness which presumably places me at risk of committing an act of violence).  Indeed, the enclosed letter dated October 4, 1994 written by psychiatry department chairman Jerry M. Wiener, M.D. implies that my concern that I was wrongly accused of lying on the testing (as expressed in my letter to Dr. Georgopoulos, dated September 6, 1994) is itself the product of a mental disturbance--a “regrettable occupation.”


Gary Freedman

Cc:  John C. Keeney, Jr.--US. DOJ/Criminal Division

1 comment:

Gary Freedman said...

Dr. Georgopoulos's letter dated February 14, 1996 assigning the diagnosis paranoid schizophrenia: