From Gaia Health: http://gaia-health.com/gaia-blog/2012-04-05/doc-gave-psych-diagnoses-to-yank-children-from-parents-tip-of-the-iceberg-in-service-abuses/
April 5, 2012
After destroying countless families, Psychiatrist George Hibbert is finally be investigated by the General Medical Council (GMC). In yet another example of the abuse of power by psychiatry, Hibbert is facing claims that he deliberately gave false mental disorder diagnoses for enormous payments by social services that wanted control of the children.
He charged local authorities £6,000 per week for each family placed under his dubious “care”. His charge for reading medical documents was £210 an hour. He’s now driving fancy cars and living in a gorgeous home, while the families whose lives he’s upended struggle to deal with the traumas he’s dealt them. Hibbert has become a multimillionaire during the years from 2000, when he started his practice.
The first time official concerns were raised was in 2007, when a woman, identified only as Miss A, complained that his diagnosis of bipolar disorder was wrong. One consultant psychiatrist stated that there was “no evidence” for the diagnosis, and that he had deliberately used “exaggerating” language and was “misrepresenting” the woman’s behavior.
Miss A has been largely barred from seeing her son since then. Obviously, her life, and that of her son, will never be put right. She has stated:
Nothing will ever make up for what he has done to me and my child. I want to make sure this man is exposed and that he can never do this to anybody else.
When Hibbert became aware that he would face GMC charges, he tried to get out of them by voluntarily giving up his license to practice. In the UK, a rule, which initially seems quirky, says that only doctors who maintain their licenses to practice can be charged and punished by the GMC. However, the GMC does have the ability to refuse requests to give them up voluntarily. In this case, they’ve denied it. As a result, Hibbert is being charged.