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Sun Dec 22, 2019, 02:07 PM

What It Took for a Fox News Psychiatrist to Finally Lose His License

Late in 2009, a 28-year-old woman not long out of graduate school found herself in a stressful job at a Bronx hospital and decided it would be useful to talk to someone. Searching online, she came across the name of a psychiatrist, Keith Ablow.

Dr. Ablow was familiar to her from his writing, both his journalism and the best-selling thrillers he turned out — “Denial,’’ “Projection,” “Compulsion,’’ “Murder Suicide.’’ She had read all of those, as well as “Psychopath,’’ a book about a psychiatrist who prods the interior lives of strangers only to kill them, baroquely obscuring the distinction between patient and victim.

The woman — who has asked to be identified only by her confirmation name, Monique — found Dr. Ablow just as his media star was rising. That year, Roger Ailes had hired him as a regular contributor on Fox News, where he would remain until 2017, speculating about the mental states of political figures and presiding over viewer segments like “Normal or Nuts?”

Dr. Ablow offered counseling in the conventional sense, but he also conducted life-coaching via email. Monique engaged with him this way at first, but after she answered various questions about her past, mentioning adolescent bouts of depression, she agreed to see Dr. Ablow in person. His busy schedule meant that she would have to go to his primary office, in Newburyport, Mass. He was impressive to her, and so Monique made the five-hour trip for her first visit.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/20/nyregion/fox-news-keith-ablow-psychiatrist.html

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hunter Dec 2019 #2
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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2019, 02:41 PM

1. I got through part of one of his books.

It was way ver the top on sick violence. i couldn't finish it.

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Sun Dec 22, 2019, 04:04 PM

2. Short story for those beyond the paywall...

On February 21, 2019, the Boston Globe reported that Ablow had been accused by multiple patients and employees of sexual assault and harassment; three malpractice lawsuits by former patients allege physical and verbal abuse, and three former employees filed affidavits claiming threatening and abusive behavior. The lawsuits were settled out-of-court in the summer of 2019.

On May 15, 2019, the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine indefinitely suspended Ablow’s medical license, concluding he posed an "immediate and serious threat to the public health, safety and welfare." New York state has also suspended Ablow's medical license in that state.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Ablow

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Response to hunter (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 22, 2019, 04:56 PM

5. thank you! n/t

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Sun Dec 22, 2019, 04:33 PM

3. That guy is the definition of creepy. Not surprised at all.

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Sun Dec 22, 2019, 04:35 PM

4. We actual mental health pros have always been horrified by Ablow.

I’d forgotten about him. Couldn’t happen to a more horrible guy.

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