Michael C. Kenin, MD

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Some 35 years ago I consulted Dr.Kenin while struggling to grab hold of a then aimless life following the unmistakable awakening of purpose. We discussed depression for which he prescribed unsupervised Valium even though I told him that I was drinking heavily.

A couple of years later I went to him again in crisis and was convinced to join a group he?d recently formed, described as "therapy on a budget" which would allow him to treat my distress with antidepressants- in fact a maximum dose of two, a major tranquilizer and carte blanche Valium just in case I needed it. Today I feel lucky I even survived this considering my then alcohol abuse, which should have easily been ascertained,but was never ever addressed.

The group turned out to be a handful of neurotic whiners with whom I was always in conflict but too insecure to see the peril. After 4 years of that combination I wound up consumed by worse psychological confusion than I began- this without a single insight of positive consequence in retrospect. At one point I became fed up being treated like a pariah and decided to leave, but was induced to stay to "work things out" by waving his fee. Eventually he passed it all off to a competent therapist, but by then the damage was done. When I finally did leave a year later the intemperance had become chronic and my personal life was in shambles. Soon after I crashed into a hallucinogenic despair.

That was 1979. Today I'm happily married with a restored life after 15 more years sorting things out by my own wits. I've written to Kenin many times for catharsis, but have not once received even an acknowledgement. Yet his "therapy" sent my middle years into a nightmare and his unresponsiveness since has been nothing but insult.

Heed this warning. With so much suicide and mayhem attributed to irresponsible pharmacology these days this still goes on more than ever, and Dr. Kenin is now a Professor who apparently teaches it. Is that a cosmic joke?

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Some 35 years ago I consulted Dr.Kenin while struggling to grab hold of a then aimless life following the unmistakable awakening of purpose. We discussed depression for which he prescribed unsupervised Valium even though I told him that I was drinking heavily.

A couple of years later I went to him again in crisis and was convinced to join a group he?d recently formed, described as "therapy on a budget" which would allow him to treat my distress with antidepressants- in fact a maximum dose of two, a major tranquilizer and carte blanche Valium just in case I needed it. Today I feel lucky I even survived this considering my then alcohol abuse, which should have easily been ascertained,but was never ever addressed.

The group turned out to be a handful of neurotic whiners with whom I was always in conflict but too insecure to see the peril. After 4 years of that combination I wound up consumed by worse psychological confusion than I began- this without a single insight of positive consequence in retrospect. At one point I became fed up being treated like a pariah and decided to leave, but was induced to stay to "work things out" by waving his fee. Eventually he passed it all off to a competent therapist, but by then the damage was done. When I finally did leave a year later the intemperance had become chronic and my personal life was in shambles. Soon after I crashed into a hallucinogenic despair.

That was 1979. Today I'm happily married with a restored life after 15 more years sorting things out by my own wits. I've written to Kenin many times for catharsis, but have not once received even an acknowledgement. Yet his "therapy" sent my middle years into a nightmare and his unresponsiveness since has been nothing but insult.

Heed this warning. With so much suicide and mayhem attributed to irresponsible pharmacology these days this still goes on more than ever, and Dr. Kenin is now a Professor who apparently teaches it. Is that a cosmic joke?

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This horrible man ruined my life by over-prescribing amphetamines to me. I initially went to him with some suspicion that I had ADD. He started prescribing me Ritalin at a low level. Ritalin, like any amphetamine, can be addictive. Unfortunately, I got hooked and kept asking for higher and higher doses. The prudent physician would have limited the amounts or even taken me off the prescription. Unfortunately, this irresponsible practitioner failed to do so and the last prescription he wrote recommended I take 3X the maximum daily amount of Adderall recommended by the pharmaceutical manufacturer. Because of the amount of amphetamines in my system, I was going for days on end without sleeping and eventually had a break down and lost my job.

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This horrible man ruined my life by over-prescribing amphetamines to me. I initially went to him with some suspicion that I had ADD. He started prescribing me Ritalin at a low level. Ritalin, like any amphetamine, can be addictive. Unfortunately, I got hooked and kept asking for higher and higher doses. The prudent physician would have limited the amounts or even taken me off the prescription. Unfortunately, this irresponsible practitioner failed to do so and the last prescription he wrote recommended I take 3X the maximum daily amount of Adderall recommended by the pharmaceutical manufacturer. Because of the amount of amphetamines in my system, I was going for days on end without sleeping and eventually had a break down and lost my job.

Pros: On time

Cons: fails to montitor health and safety of patients

 

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