A 2018 review of 647 convictions of psychiatrists and psychologists worldwide from over a 17-year period (2000-2017) showed that the top two crimes committed by psychiatrists and psychologists are fraud and sex-related crimes—36% and 30%, respectively, with drug crimes representing 14%.
Studies in numerous countries reveal that between 10% and 25% of psychiatrists and psychologists admit to sexually abusing their patients.
A 1997 Canadian study of psychiatrists revealed that 10% admitted to sexually abusing their patients; 80% of those were repeat offenders.
In a 1999 British study of therapist-patient sexual contact among psychologists, 25% reported having treated a patient who had been sexually involved with another therapist.
As reported in 2001, a U.S. study of therapist-client sex, reported that 1 out of 20 clients who had been sexually abused by their therapist was a minor. The female victims’ ages ranged from 3 to 17, and from 7 to 16 for the males. The average age was 7 for girls and 12 for boys.
A pretty distasteful subject.
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