Questions for Dr Alice Newton
Dr. Alice Newton– why was Justina Pelletier hospitalized in the psychiatric ward (at Boston Children’s Hospital) for Somatoform Disorder? Isn’t that malpractice? The treatment is to wean Somatic Symptom Disorder (SSD) patients away from hospitals– these patients can be viewed as subconsciously addicted to hospitals.
Where is your data to support such unorthodox treatment of SSD?
In addition, SSD is NOT medical child abuse. Why was DCF called?
Justina Pelletier has gotten worse; contrary, to what is seen in medical child abuse. Why did this course of treatment continue for 7-9 months?
Is this not child abuse by medical providers?
Dr Alice Newton should be FIRED, not promoted or hired at MGH. Her license to practice revoked.