Many psychiatrists have an intimate knowledge of criminality-one which has nothing to do with the professions involvement in the expert witness field.
- Between $20 billion and $40 billion is defrauded by the American psychiatric industry in any given year.
- At least 10% of psychiatrists admit to sexually abusing their patients: In America, that's at least 4,500 rapes and, internationally, more than 15,000 rapes.
- Psychiatrists, psychologists and psychotherapists have the dubious distinction of having laws specifically designed to curtail their tendency to commit sex crimes against those in their charge.
- A 1992 study of Medicaid and Medicare insurance fraud in the U.S. showed psychiatry to have the worst track record of all medical disciplines.