Psychiatrist sheltered escaped patient in home, tribunal hears

The Sydney-based doctor refused to co-operate with police because she didn't believe the patient was mentally ill

A psychiatrist who harboured an escaped involuntary inpatient believed the person should not have been scheduled and needed “support not pills”, a tribunal has heard.

The patient was first diagnosed with schizophrenia in the 1970s and was involuntarily prescribed aripiprazole under a Community Treatment Order in 2016, according to the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

The tribunal heard the monthly depot injections were intended to treat an “exacerbation of a schizoaffective disorder (manic) in context of

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