A pedicatrician is sued for “behavior modification therapy”:

The malpractice suit, filed Thursday in King County Superior Court by an unnamed plaintiff, accuses Schnall of improperly prescribing psychiatric medication and conducting “behavior modification therapy” in an attempt to groom the patient, now 16, for sexual contact.

I’ve never heard of psychiatric treatment to “groom” a teenager for sexual contact. Perhaps the psychiatrists who read this blog can educate me.

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  • Maria

    I, too, have never heard of the use of psychiatric medications and “behavior modification therapy” (whatever that actually entails) to “groom” patients for sexual contact (particularly when one considers how so many of the psychotropic meds can adversely affect libido and other physiologic sexual functions).

    Maybe that didactic will happen later on in my training. (Kidding, obviously.)

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