Currently Browsing: Domestic Violence

Perfectly Good Enough

When my kids were in Nursery School and in those tender transitional moments when we had such difficulty separating for even ten minutes, the teacher in her infinite wisdom instructed the panicked group of parents that we had become to “be excited about separating so you can be excited to come back together”. She went on to suggest that we don’t make the all too easy declaration that “mommy doesn’t want to...

Charlie Sheen: The Next Phil Spector?

Charlie Sheen and his entourage are playing a deadly game with women’s lives. While reading about his latest drunken, violent episode, I couldn’t help but think of Phil Spector, who was convicted of murdering Lana Clarkson in a drunken haze. During the court proceedings in Spector’s case, numerous women reported having been threatened and treated violently by Phil Spector. Spector’s entourage...

Randy and Evi Quaid: Folie a Deux?

Actor Randy Quaid and his wife, Evi, are seeking asylum in Canada from what they are calling the “Hollywood Star Whackers.” The Quaids have been finding themselves in a lot of trouble lately here in the United States. They have missed multiple court hearings related to felony vandalism charges in Santa Barbara. Their issues first came to light earlier this year, when the Quaids were charged with...

Mel Gibson: A Racist, Misogynist and Anti-Semite!

After years of working with victims of domestic violence, it’s clear to me when I listen to the tapes of Mel Gibson apparently berating ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva (the mother of his child) that we are dealing with a classic domestic-violence situation. The abuser (Mel) has lost power and control over his victim (Oksana), and he continues to verbally abuse and threaten her to regain control. In the...

Did Murderer Mom Suffer from Postpartum Psychosis?

Stephanie Rochester, who was charged with the June 1 suffocation death of her 6-month-old son, Rylan (whom she feared was autistic), may have been suffering from postpartum psychosis. This is a horrible tragedy, whether or not she was psychotic at the time of her son’s death. I am sure Stephanie Rochester is going through an extensive battery of tests to find out if in fact she is experiencing...

« Previous Entries

Copyright 2013, Dr. Michelle Golland. All Rights Reserved.