Ross has an extensive history of mental instability and dangerous conduct dating back to childhood, which psychiatrists concluded stems from his anti-social, manipulative behavior and his sexual problems.
A report on Rick Ross dated March 29, 1967, by Dr. Harold McNeely, a clinical psychologist, describes Ross’ mental and emotional problems as a child.
A September 10, 1975, report from Dr. Jerome J. Kaye, stated that Rick Ross had been under his care from 1957 through September 1971. In 1965, at age 10, Ross was put on the psychiatric drugs “Deaner” and “Librium” which he took daily in an attempt to suppress his anti-social behavior.
A November 26, 1975, report by Dr. Thomas O’Brien states that Ross is “an opportunist” and that during Ross’ second jailing, he showed “many signs of serious psychological decompensation”. Apparently during his second jailing (for the jewelry theft) Ross made a serious suicide attempt.
The January 14, 1976, “Presentence Investigation” of Rick Ross for the jewelry store embezzlement describes the July 23,1975, incident and states that he has spent six weeks in jail since being arrested. Ross stated that he was seeking help from the Fillmore Mental Clinic.
This report recommended Ross serve a maximum term in the state prison. A March 25, 1976, Arizona State Hospital report on Rick Ross by Dr. Domiclano E. Santos states that Ross sought help at the Fillmore Mental Health Services because of “anxiety, depression and sexual problems.”
Dr. Domiclano reports that he saw Ross as:
“an arrogant, self-centered individual with some hostile tendencies” and as “an individual who has sociopathic inclinations”
He further stated that:
“Ricky has a personality disturbance which started even as a child. & He does not seem to profit from his past experiences and cannot realize that he has a responsibility to society to control his behavior & [H]e does not seem to identify himself with society and its laws, and believes that punishments are an injustice.”