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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.

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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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91.

olga    

I find it interesting that the satellite supposedly have invested a large amount to fix the place up for Logan and that decision must have been made prior to the decision of where to place Miss Logan since (according to reports) the upgrade has already been completed. If this is true it makes me wonder if there would be a connection between the judge and the rehap centre and will the judge in ANY benefit from placing her in this particular institution rather that the 2 others that was suggested by experts.

Also it seems that the judge would be an authority on law but not psychiatry and yet she discarded the advice of 3 psychiatric doctors. I believe that the judge has become quite arrogant. She has lost her heart and common sense; maybe she should go into rehab to regain her humanity and rational mind

1480 days ago
92.

Mark    

Damn that judge is ugly and real evil looking, feel bad for Lindsay for being under her evil attention loving self.

1480 days ago
93.

helen    

If true that's disturbing. So facilities get to lobby with judges- who have no mental health experience, raises interesting questions about politics within the legal system. wasn't Shapiro accused of promoting his own facility? Sounds like she's worth a bit of cash that Miss Lohan. & Being harder doesn't necessarily mean better mental health care.

1480 days ago
94.

cochino    

judge has to think what's better for the community and public safety. The last line says it all

"...cutting off communication between Lindsay and the outside world."

YAY Judge!

1480 days ago
95.

Tammy    

This look like a pretty nice place so I don't know what the problem is, so people's homes are not even as nice as this place looks. She'll be there a couple of days and mommy dearest will show up for a visit and they will allow it, she's been getting special treatment. The thing is the judge is doing her a favor if she got off her high horse long enough she would see that. Her parents should be happy that someone is looking for their daughter because they didn't.

1480 days ago
96.

Bren    

Could the judge order Dina to some kind of treatment for enabling? I watch the show Intervention and I often see them offer help to the enablers.

I think it needs to be looked at from all angles. What good is it for Lindsay to get treatment if her mother isn't going to change?

1480 days ago
97.

Peter Sc    

It would not be the first time a judge select a facility they like instead of what is serving the inmate best.

Ask what people think of the judges in Luzerne county in Pennsylvania.

Over in Luzerne the judges went tough on crime and sent juvenile offenders in jail, to wilderenss programs and rehab for almost nothing. Most to the delight of the population who reelected them year after year.

But then the FBI investigated the entire system and found that the preferred jails, rehabs and wilderness programs saw too that the judges and others were treated well when they send people to their facilities. Now the judges are looking for new housing for themselves.

I hope that some will start an investigation into the court system. It seems that it need to be cleaned up.

1480 days ago
98.

dd    

@ Karen #93 You are exactly right, I am sure that's what the judge was thinking.

1480 days ago
99.

Ernie    

It is not the judge's fault, the arresting officer's fault, the state attorney's fault, the probation officer's fault, the last rehab's fault, her mother's fault, her father's fault, her friend's fault, her lover's fault.... No matter where LL winds up she can thank herself for getting there. The generational curse upon this woman's life is incredible... however... she has had many chances of breaking it .. but has decided against it ... Therefore .... wella. Welcome to another stint in society trying to save an out of control person's life.

1480 days ago
100.

Ernie    

It is not the judge's fault, the arresting officer's fault, the state attorney's fault, the probation officer's fault, the last rehab's fault, her mother's fault, her father's fault, her friend's fault, her lover's fault.... No matter where LL winds up she can thank herself for getting there. The generational curse upon this woman's life is incredible... however... she has had many chances of breaking it .. but has decided against it ... Therefore .... wella. Welcome to another stint in society trying to save an out of control person's life.

1480 days ago
101.

Sammie    

Perfect! Good for the Judge. If Linds needs anything, it is to be cut off and have to deal with herself. Period.

1480 days ago
102.

Zambonie    

this tug-of-war over over a celebrity inmate by "medical professionals" is disturbing
remember that it was a "medical professional" that drugged MJ to death


These "medical professionals" are at their core just people
With all the same motivations as other people

1480 days ago
103.

TMZgossip    

Revel is just all p!ssy because she caught her son beating off to Mean Girls last week!!!

1480 days ago
104.

magnolia    

she's not bipolar -- the buzz diagnosis of the last decade. her brain is scrambled from abuse and emotional scars. she needs to clean up, totally, for the first time in years, and surprise, she'll be better. if she can hack sobriety? good luck, girl, you're gonna need it.

1480 days ago
105.

susan    

For the average person, getting a kidney infection is relatively uncommon.The primary cause of a kidney infection is that of bacteria called Gram negative bacteria. They are the type of bacteria found in the stool and because of the proximity of the rectum and the urethra, bacteria from the stool can come up through the urethra, into the bladder and up through the ureters to the kidneys. lindsay was hospitalized with a kidney infection,at age 17,a kidney infection,is usually an escalation of a urinary tract infection,caused by anal sex,poor girl got rode hard,no wonder she went lesby.i'd be afraid of going thru a kidney infection again.

1480 days ago
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