|Autistic...     Bipolar...     Depressive...     Hyperactive...     PTSD...|
Dr. Kifuji was more a drug dealer than a psychiatrist and while that's not particularly uncommon, the young ages of her patients makes her a standout, even among the over-drugging crowd and the predictable end result in Rebecca's case shows her to be both reckless and ill-qualified. |
Years before she became a board-certified psychiatrist, Dr. Kayoko Kifuji was diagnosing children as young as 2 as bipolar and hyperactive — and prescribing powerful cocktails of mood-altering drugs to quiet them.
By the time Kifuji finally passed the psychiatric board exam – on her fourth try – one of her youngest patients, Rebecca Riley, had a little more than a year to live.
– Kifuji on the Defense, by Aaron Bellve, Spit, Bristle and Fury