- Amber Heard was evaluated and diagnosed with borderline personality disorder
- The person in charge of the evaluation was a forensic psychologist, who met with the actress
- This could give a shock to Johnny Depp’s defamation trial
Forensic psychologist: Amber Heard is diagnosed with borderline personality disorder
Amber Heard was evaluated and diagnosed with borderline personality disorder by a forensic psychologist. Which, met with the actress and reviewed the files of the defamation trial of Johnny Depp.
Dr Shannon Curry, clinical and forensic psychologisttestified about his evaluations on Tuesday after Depp’s lawyers asked him to review case materials and give his opinion on whether there was intimate partner violence intimate relationship between Heard and Depp, defined as physical violence or psychological abuse from one partner to another.
Curry was also asked to provide a psychological evaluation of Heard, with whom the doctor met and spoke on two separate occasions. He told the Fairfax, Virginia, courtroom that he assessed that Heard had borderline personality disorder defined by the Mayo Clinic as a mental disorder that affects the way a person thinks or feels about themselves and others, causing self-image problems, difficulty managing emotions, behavior and relationships.
Curry also assessed that Heard had a histrionic disorder of personality. Which is characterized by a pattern of excessive attention-seeking behaviors that usually begins in early childhood, including inappropriate seduction and excessive desire for approval, according to the Mayo Clinic.
What are the signs and symptoms?
The people with Borderline personality disorder they may have mood swings and show uncertainty about how they see themselves and their role in the world. As a result, your interests and values can change quickly.
people with Borderline personality disorder they also tend to see things in an extreme way, as if everything is good or everything is bad. Your opinions of other people can also change quickly. A person who is considered a friend one day may be considered an enemy or traitor the next.. These changes in feelings can lead to intense and unstable relationships.
Other signs or symptoms may include:
- Efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment, such as quickly entering into intimate relationships (physical or emotional) or cutting off communication with someone out of fear of being abandoned
- A pattern of intense and unstable relationships with family, friends, and loved ones, often shifting from extreme closeness and love (idealization) to extreme dislike or anger (devaluation)
- Distorted and unstable self-image or sense of identity
- Impulsive and often risky behaviors, such as crazy shopping, having unprotected sexsubstance abuse, reckless driving, and binge eating.
- Keep in mind: if these behaviors occur primarily during times of high energy or mood, they may indicate a mood disorder, rather than borderline personality disorder.
- Self-destructive behaviors, such as cutting
- Recurrent thoughts of suicidal behavior or threatening suicide
- Intense and highly changeable moods, with episodes lasting from a few hours to several days
- Chronic feelings of emptiness
- Intense and inappropriate anger or problems controlling anger
- Difficulty trusting, which is sometimes accompanied by an irrational fear of other people’s intentions
- Feelings of dissociation, such as feeling distanced from oneself, looking at oneself from outside one’s body, or losing touch with reality
Not all people with borderline personality disorder have all of the symptoms. Some people have only a few symptoms, while others have many.
Symptoms can appear from seemingly mundane events. For example, people with the Borderline personality disorder they may become angry and distressed over minor separations from people they feel close to, whether due to business trips or change of plans. The severity and frequency of symptoms and how long they last vary depending on the person and their particular disease.
What causes borderline personality disorder?
Scientists aren’t sure what causes borderline personality disorder, but research suggests that genetic, environmental, and social factors play a role.
- Family history. People who have a close relative (such as a parent or sibling) with this disorder may be at increased risk of developing borderline personality disorder or features of the disorder (such as impulsiveness and aggressiveness).
- brain factors. Studies show that people with borderline personality disorder may have structural and functional changes in the brain, especially in the areas that control impulses and emotional regulation. But it’s not clear whether these changes were risk factors for the disorder or caused by the disorder.
- Environmental, cultural and social factors. Many people with this disorder report that they have had traumatic events during childhood, such as abuse, neglect, or adversity. Other people may have been exposed to hostile conflict and unstable relationships in which they felt invalidated.
Although these factors can increase a person’s risk of having a Borderline personality disorder, does not necessarily mean that you will have it. In the same way, there may be people without these risk factor’s who will develop borderline personality disorder at some point in their lives.
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