Skip to comments.Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes was seeing psychiatrist at university before massacre
Posted on 07/27/2012 1:06:39 PM PDT by Zakeet
The shooting suspect in the Colorado theater rampage was seeing a university psychiatrist specializing in schizophrenia in the weeks before the July 20 attack, according to court records released Friday.
James Holmes was seeing Lynne Fenton, the director of student mental health services at the University of Colorado and a medical school professor. Holmes was a first-year graduate student in a neuroscience Ph.D. program.
Fenton, medical director of the counseling facility, has written numerous papers and launched research in the area of schizophrenia. She did not respond to calls to her home and office.
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Lynne Fenton, MD ... what did she know and when did she know it ... things just got a lot more interesting at the medical school
Give Dr. Fenton an F. If he showed up with his bushy orange hair, give her an F-.
Lawyer Up Lady!! ...you’re gonna need a good one!
Before we rush to crucify Dr. Fenton (and I am no fan of shrinks), we should find out what kind of legal roadblocks would have been in the way of her notifying authorities of what had come out of her sessions with Holmes.
Probably was taking the medication Prozac
What med’s did she have him on?
Psychiatrists who knowingly do not notify authorities when receiving this kind of information are subject to civil suits as well as disciplinary action from licensing authorities, Ablow said.
If a person is named in a patients threat, psychiatrists are required to go one step further. In a Supreme Court of California case known as the Tarasoff case, a patient had confided with a psychiatrist that he had intentions of killing a girl he had been stalking. While the psychiatrist contacted the police about detaining his patient, he did not notify the woman herself, and she was later stabbed and killed by the patient.
The Tarasoff case ruling set a precedent that mental health professionals would be required to notify people who had been specifically named by their patients as targets for harm.
If its a named victim, that person has to be alerted, Ablow said. If James Holmes had said these three people by name are intended, even if [his psychiatrist] did tell police, [they] still have to alert the people named and tell them this person has said he intends to take your life.
So the first question: Was this his psychiatrist? Ablow added. If it was if he thought this would constitute a significant threat, he would have been required to put Holmes in a locked psychiatric unit even if it required police intervention.
However, First noted that it can sometimes be difficult to determine whether or not something a patient says in confidence is a significant danger or if its just expressing thoughts that they cant say to anyone else.
As a university professor, the odds are that Lynne Fenton is a Democrat and 0-supporter. She may even support 0-care. If this is true, we can play the blame game too.
Based upon “studies” they say the higher your education the more likely you are to be a liberal....ergo, the shooter was a liberal since he was a PhD student.
She would have to have be aware a crime was going to be committed. Just because he was seeing her doesn’t mean he told her what he was planning. It does further prove the profession is junk science that does more harm than good, but I agree, wait for the facts to emerge before jumping the gun on crusifiction
Dr. Fenton, if this man was deeply disturbed and killed all those people, how do you FEEL about that?
She has kind of a crazy smile herself. My wild guess is she was away on vacation when her patient went berserk. He felt abandoned and this pushed him over the edge
more than years and millions of dollars with shrink.
CU-Boulder has a policy requiring all students have a health insurance plan during their time at CU. You must select or waive the university insurance by September 5, 2012 or you will be automatically enrolled in the Student Gold Health Insurance Plan and billed $1,363 for the fall semester.
Ahh, yes, the scam continues...
That would look better with the Obama symbol instead of a D.
Even though laws are in place nothing can keep them in an institution for very long until after they've committed a major crime Usually they are turned out on the steets as homeless. ....