Disqualified psychiatrist told depressed patient to pray

An 80-year-old psychiatrist compared lesbians to paedophiles, drew a cross with holy water on a Muslim patient's head, and told a depressed patient to pray.

For these and other instances of inappropriate treatment, Dr Alexander Anthony Sharah, of western Sydney, has been disqualified from registering as a medical practitioner for two years.

In one case, Dr Sharah told a patient lesbians are the same as