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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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I hope and pray that Lindsey accepts the help she needs. The judge should have also ordered that both of her parents need to go into serious counseling together to learn to put their own feelings aside to help this young lady. They are the source of a lot of her problems. People become addicts because they are trying to numb the pain of issues they are trying to ignore. Without understanding this they will never be able to kick their addictions. I hope that she will get the help needed, accept it, and become the actress we all once knew and loved watching.

1547 days ago


U can avoid rehab with the greatest invention in the history of alcohol--CheerzHangover(dotcom)

1547 days ago


ooh kayyy so the Doctors recommend her to go to UCLA her probation officer wants her to go to this swanky place. the judge dosen't take the advice of Doctors who know what they are talking about and what jail bird lindsay needs.. she takes the advice of a probation officer who has no medical training.. this is how this country is going .. the medical care of people's need will be handled by lawyers and people who know nothing of medicine.. i am a RN and cannot believe this judge would not take the doctor's advice ... what a crock .. why bother to ask them their opinion if you will listen to someone who knows nothing about medicine... the jailbird is getting special treatment and she will end up dead.. way to go judge revel ... who plays favorites...

1547 days ago


Wouldn't be the first time an LA judge has taken a bribe.

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Lindsy, If or when you finally catch a snap, this judge (years down the line) will become a true friend. Because what she is doing is SAVING YOUR LIFE. You will not see this NOW .

1547 days ago

South Beach    

Lohan's biggest problems are her parents, and she's a big girl now, time to take a hard line with them, much like Jolie did for years with her father.

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The strangest thing of all is LL did not have to go through any of this had she wanted help in the first place. The jail, rehab and probation is all being forced on her. This is not self-help but forced help. Big difference. The judge's hammer does work in some cases but not most. Hopefully, LL will get serious and eventually look back on this as an opportunity to get her life straight. So far, she has not given even the slightest hint of taking responsiblities for her actions. It was always the "blame" denial game, which is the "road of least resistance" most substance abusers take. Then they "project" their problems on other which allows them to continue in their abuse. Throw in a mental condition which only adds fuel to the fire. I agree with the prison minister: Twelve months in a faith based residential treatment program would do wonders for LL. All this other stuff will just get her back inside a jail or prison if she doesn't want to change. Right now, she is dead in her sins.

1547 days ago


This is what we call in the business "a slow news day". Seriously .....who cares?

I think TMZ is good at what they do. But they shouldnt feel the need to report such minor irrelevant stuff.

1547 days ago


One more thing.... to those who blame her parents. If you know anything about the Bible ... her problem goes much further back than just her parents. Try back as far as third and fourth generation. Dina's father wa a drunk. Michael's father was a drunk. Who know what her great, great, great grandparents were. This is deep stuff here. Try reading the 10 Commandments once and you will see what I mean. It is a sin problem plain and simple... handed down from generation to generation until someone breaks the curse through Jesus. Her father, Michael has broken through but it is almost coming way too late to get through to Lindsay. Maybe Lindsay can break it so her children will not have to suffer. Why? Cause it gets worse each generation. Lindsay is a perfect example.

1547 days ago


I do not know what the deal is with this Judge but it seems she has a hard on for Lindsay.

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Exaamples of modern day idols? Booze, dope, fame, fortune, men, women, sports.... anything that takes the place of God, who only has our best interests in mind. Lohan's mother and father are also drunks... grandfathers on both sides, etc. etc. etc.

4 You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of parents, to the third and the fourth generation of those who reject me,

6 but showing steadfast love to the thousandth generation of those who love me and keep my commandments.

1547 days ago


Did someone just suggest that LL might someday have children?
I can just see it now.... Daughter. 5 years old. Spray-painted orange, different hair colour every week, and breast implants. Ewww.... here's to hoping she will never reproduce.

1547 days ago


I think the judge needs some rehab for excessive use of eye liner. Just say no to eye liner, judge Revel!!!

1547 days ago


I do not believe Lindsay has psychiatric issues and it seems like they just want to push drugs when a person does not need it and Good for Judge Revel for being honest and truthful in the matter.

Lindsay has done nothing yet that would suggest she required treatment for any type of mental disorder and it would be inappropriate for a Judge to enforce such treatment.

1547 days ago


Maybe because UCLA has a history of employees leaking info about patients.

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