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Lindsay Judge Ignored Psychiatrist Suggestions

8/1/2010 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Judge Marsha Revel ignored the advice of Lindsay Lohan's court appointed psychiatrists by ordering Lindsay to enter the Morningside rehab facility in Orange County.

Sources familair with the case tell us the two psychiatrists -- selected by Judge Revel -- recommended four facilities, including UCLA Medical Center. Morningside was not on the list.

We're told several medical experts informed the judge UCLA was particularly well-suited to handle Lindsay because she needs to be treated for psychiatric and substance abuse issues -- both specialties at UCLA. Medical experts told the judge they could tailor a program at UCLA that could be especially effective -- but the judge would have none of it.

But we're told the judge rejected their recommendation and instead heeded the advise of a probation officer who favored the Morningside facility headquartered in Newport Beach. As we first reported, Lindsay will be at a satellite compound in nearby Costa Mesa.

Sources say David Gates, COO of Morningside Recovery, made a push to get Lindsay as a patient by assuring the judge he would actually be tougher on Lindsay than the average patient ... by cutting off communication between Lindsay and the outside world.

Lindsay's lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, declined to comment on this story.


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This will not be a permanent fix either way. Remember she was gone for several months the last time. And now see where she's at. She has to want it to be a permanent change for herself to make it stick.
Wonder if Dina's ever been treated for mental problems ? Or is it just her dad she get's it from. There two alike she and he.

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At Morningside rehab Lindsey will get the help she needs for her addiction and for her pschiatric illness which is probably Borline Personality. She will learn the coping skills she needs to learn to stay off the drugs. At this rehab she will also learn to sit with her feelings without resorting to her addiction ( this is crucial for her to get better).

I believe David Gates is going to be tougher on her than others because he knows of her history, situation and her manipultive behavior that is typical of her illness.

Also, just because she is going to be living in nice conditions does not mean she is going to be on vacation. She is going to be getting treamtment that is effective for her and I know and understand Judge Revels thinking. Judge Revel is right on and knows what what Lindseys needs are and she knows what she is doing.

Lindsey, I wish you good luck. Work hard and focus on your treatment. You are being given a chance that many many people do not want you to have and so don't blow it. I believe in you and I know you can do it.

1543 days ago


TMZ asleep at the wheel...Lindsay has been released!

1543 days ago

Dick Cheney    

I am glad somebody is finally laying down the law on Lindsey. Rehab is not a vacation where you relax, and go hang out by the beach like "Promises" in Malibu. It should be intense, and hard. If she is not at a "12 step" meeting or in therapy, she should be doing physical labor like cleaning, or what ever else. She should not get to kick back and relax and just "talk about her feelings" her whole stay. She has already proven that she knows how to play the system and has told all of the professionals that have tried to treat her in the past what they want to hear just so they would kick her loose. I really like judge Revel and wish she could have sent her to boot camp after jail.

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Who gives a rap..This broad needs jail and treatment like all the rest of us AA people, NA, addicts, boozers..She is not a princess..She is a girl who is in hollywood...She got lucky to be in movies or did she..she has too much money and EGO..she is a cun& and IM so sick of hearing about her..How many days in jail did she do?? Not enough...The judge looks like a nazi witch..When YOU break the law over and over and over YOU stand B4 Trash who make your Lifes choices 4 You silicone lips

1543 days ago


Go read the site for this "rehab"! Its bull****! After 2 weeks or some BS they allow cell phones, shopping trips, lap tops! After 30 days they allow weekend trips home! Yeah that rehab is gonna be really tough on Lindsay! It even says arrangements can be made in advance for a private room! This sounds like the same rehab she was in last time when she was photographed out and about shopping with her cell in one hand and starbucks in the other! That Judge is full of it!

1543 days ago

Bubbles The Chimp    

I am glad this judge is doing what she wants instead of listening to the people who would just pamper LiLoser.

1543 days ago


The judge is basically sending Lindsay to a country club for treatment!! WTF???? It appeared that this judge was hell bent on looking out for Lindsay's best interest and she didn't like Lindsay making a mockery out of the court system but Judge Revel ignored the recommendations of her own court appointed psychiatrists???? The word is that Lindsay has no money so who is going to pay for her to go to this country club? The taxpayers? Shame on you Judge Marsha Revel. You slammed Lindsay for not following your orders yet you can't follow your own. Perhaps someone should be monitoring you!!!!

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I don't like the comment that this setting will be tougher on Lindsay than the average patient but other than that...this isn't a child. Her family and friends are toxic. She needs time away from all these enablers. I hope she gets the psych help she needs
to become a healthy woman. I get the feeling there are so many issues..what to cover in only 90 days!! But eliminating the toxins in her life has to include family and friends. I hope they stick to their guns when the tantrums and tears start.

1543 days ago

LA me    

Nicole/Dina (and we know that is you...had any ice cream cakes lately?) You Protest too much...She is not being subjected to anything that is not irregular to anyone who has gone through in-patient therapy. I have been there, I know. The individual needs time to themselves to grow and reflect....without the intrusion of enabling family members!! Step away and let her heel. If you love her...let her go. She is a grown woman...she needs space to heal. If ytou will have no child to love in the future. STEP BACK and let her decide.

1543 days ago


I think the judge screwed up. Somehow I think Lindsay might have some kind of case for compensation.

1543 days ago


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If she is completely cut off from the outside world, stuck there for 90 days and can't see her friends or family then it is similar to jail. It could even be argued that despite the awful conditions at least in jail she would get phonecalls and visits with a shorter sentence.

Can her lawyer attempt to take actions and try and appeal the decision ?

1543 days ago


Just wondering - has anyone mentioned to the judge her haircut is a tad young for her face? Just asking..........

1543 days ago


I tell you what, if that judge thinks that eyeliner looks good SHE needs to go in for some kind of psychiatric treatment. That is just bizarre. Is it not amazing how people see themselves? Somebody PLEASE give that woman a makeover and let her know how to apply makeup. I think she thinks she can still look 25 years can't judge, you simply can't sister.

1543 days ago


"I have a suggestion. Stop tryin to suck her bone marrow dry. Everyone is out to make a buck off of her, no one is actually trying to help her.", Wait, suck the skank dry then she can`t spend it on drugs. Strand her on an island somewhere and we`ll all be happier.

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