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The attitude of 'Isaac Brouillard Lessard towards his care team was discussed during the third day of hearings of the investigation.

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During the third day of hearings of the commission of inquiry into the death of Maureen Breau and her assailant, the psychiatrist who followed Isaac Brouillard Lessard until the tragic day of March 27 testified events that preceded the death of his patient.

Dr. Hélène Poirier was assigned to Isaac's file Brouillard Lessard in February 2022, after Dr. Marc Tannous, his last psychiatrist, recommended his patient to him following his move to Trois-Rivières.

The goal of Dr. Poirier's treatment program was to increase the medication dosage of Isaac Brouillard Lessard, who at that time appeared to be compliant with the antipsychotic Seroquel.

The psychiatrist testified that in 2022, she had difficulty reaching her patient. She would also have been unable to meet him between April and October, in particular because of his work.

Coroner Kamel was surprised by these meetings which did not take place with the patient. She and Dr. Poirier agreed that it was not a normal or desirable practice for such a long delay to occur between meetings with mental health patients.

Dr. Poirier explained that the man had a succession of jobs in businesses in Trois-Rivières during the year, which he lost one after the other. When she saw him again, in October 2022, he was working for a transportation company.

What emerges from Dr. Poirier's testimony about the year she was Isaac Brouillard Lessard's psychiatrist is that she found herself faced with an irritable individual but all in all stable and equal to itself.

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ELSE ON NEWS: Shooting leaves one dead and around twenty injured at the Super Bowl parade< p class="StyledBodyHtmlParagraph-sc-48221190-4 hnvfyV">Dr. Poirier affirmed that it was the personality disorder from which he suffered that emerged during the follow-ups that were carried out with him, but she did not note a resurgence of the schizoaffective disorders from which he was affected during their meetings. .

However, a phone call that took place a few days before the tragedy, on March 22, 2023, hurt turned.

During this phone call, Isaac Brouillard Lessard got angry: he insulted and yelled at him, to the point where the psychiatrist had to hang up.

She does not consider that he This was an unusual situation in terms of his patient's personality.

However, she was able to speak to him again the next day. His patient seemed to have calmed down and they were able to agree to a meeting on April 7 to prepare for an appearance before the Administrative Tribunal of Quebec.

The lack of collaboration from Isaac Brouillard Lessard also led to the end of closer community monitoring. Three months before the tragic events, he was no longer the subject of intensive monitoring in the community. His file was closed because the intervention team judged that he was not cooperating, that he had a hot temper and that he lost his temper when upset. His psychiatrist had also noted that the service offered by his clinical team was no longer adapted to his needs since Mr. Brouillard Lessard refused most of the services offered.

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116