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Shannon Curry, a forensic psychologist appointed by the legal team of actor Johnny Depp, testified this Tuesday in the civil lawsuit between Depp and his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard, that she diagnosed the 36-year-old with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and histrionic personality disorder, According to the last time Report.
“Personality is a way of thinking, feeling, and behave that makes a person different from others. An individual’s personality is influenced by experiences, environment (surrounding environment and life situations) and inherited characteristics. A person’s personality usually remains the same over time,” according to American Psychiatry organisation.
A person may have a personality disorder when their way of “thinking, feeling, and acting” deviates from cultural expectations that cause performance problems over time, added.
There are ten personality disorders, which are defined by affecting at least two of the following areas: the way we think about ourselves, the way we respond emotionally, the way we relate to others, or the way we are controlled. behavior.
Borderline personality disorder is a lifelong personality pattern of having too much emotions It is difficult to manage. As a result, people use immature defense mechanisms that allow them to act in ways that eventually lead to feeling or giving up,” said Dr. Eli J. Trustees.
According to the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), BPD is diagnosed based on a “widespread” pattern of instability related to interpersonal relationships and self-image as well as impulsivity beginning by early adulthood. , with a diagnostic manual indicating that patients need to meet at least 5 criteria symptoms.
Some of the most common symptoms include: frequent and severe mood swings, fear of real or imagined abandonment, difficulty maintaining healthy interpersonal relationships, impulsive behavior — such as reckless driving, unsafe sexual activity or gambling and paranoia — where people worry that others are not . Like them or don’t want to spend time with them, according to Cleveland clinic.
Carrie, who’s not on the plane A certifiedBPD, he said, is “driven by an underlying fear of abandonment,” so patients with the disorder “will make desperate attempts to prevent it from getting worse.” Happen or occur. “
Aoun told Fox News that BPD patients feel so emotionally isolated that they question their own existence. They engage in self-injurious behaviors because they feel so empty inside that they create a type of physical pain that allows them to overcome their mental capacity to distract themselves from the emotional pain they are feeling.
Depp’s team hopes to support Carrie’s diagnosis of the audio clip Guide He presented earlier at the trial in which she was heard begging Depp not to leave their relationship despite his desire to separate, according to Time.
Carey also noted that BPD “appears to be a predictive factor for women who vent violence against their partner,” with Depp stating that he is a victim of domestic violence because Heard hit him multiple times and threw paint cans and vodka bottles at him, according to News magazine.
But upon questioning, Heard’s defense team noted that Carey’s views conflicted with her doctors’ reports that she had been a victim of domestic violence because of Depp, according to Newsweek.
Although Carey noted that Heard did not meet the criteria for PTSD, she said, “Just because someone doesn’t have PTSD doesn’t mean they haven’t been psychologically harmed by all the allegations – in this In this case, Ms. Heard claims that she was psychologically abused and that she suffered from PTSD due to the abuse she claims occurred by Mr. Depp.”
Carey interviewed Heard on December 10 and December 17, 2021, totaling 12 hours and review Her medical records, but indicated to the defense team’s cross-examination of witnesses, indicated that Depp’s legal team interviewed her at his home where she had dinner and drinks before putting her on power of attorney, according to a report in People magazine recently.
“People with BPD often cause physical harm themselves Because feeling pain is often better than feeling nothing at all. They often act in socially inappropriate ways for the sole purpose of getting a reaction — even if it’s negative because a negative reaction is better than no reaction at all in their eyes,” Aoun said.
Heard wrote, “Like many women, I was harassed and sexually assaulted when I was college age. But I did not expect to file complaints for justice. Nor did I consider myself a victim.” In a 2018 opinion piece in the Washington Post.
“Then two years ago, I became a public figure representing domestic violence, and I felt the full force of our culture’s anger toward women who speak up.”
Even though Heard’s article never mentioned Depp by name, he’s suing her for it 50 million dollars in Fairfax County, Virginia, for “implicit defamation” because the piece referred to allegations of domestic violence she made when she filed for divorce in 2016, according to Time magazine.
However, Heard filed a $100 million counter-suit for defaming Depp’s lawyer, calling it a “false”, Yahoo news.
“I am writing this as a woman who had to change my phone number weekly because I was receiving death threats. For months, I rarely left my apartment, and when I did, I was chased by drones and paparazzi on foot, on motorbikes and in cars,” Heard wrote in editorial.
“I felt as if I was being tried in the court of public opinion – and my life and livelihood depended on countless judgments beyond my control.”
If you believe you are a victim of domestic violence, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233, or go to thehotline.org. The hotline is available 24/7 in more than 170 languages and calls are free and confidential.