A psychologist for Johnny Depp’s protection throughout high-profile defamation swimsuit towards his former partner Amber Heard says that his ex spouse suffers from borderline character dysfunction.
Dr. Shannon Curry, a licensed — however not board licensed, Heard’s legal professional pointed-out — scientific psychologist, testified on Tuesday, that she believes Heard, “demonstrates psychological signs of mixed borderline character dysfunction (BPD) and histrionic character dysfunction.”
Curry, who usually works with celeb purchasers, she famous in her testimony, primarily based her analysis on case supplies offered by Depp’s attorneys in addition to two organized interviews with Heard.
The skilled witness additionally concluded that the 36-year-old had “grossly exaggerated” signs of post-traumatic stress dysfunction (PTSD) as a consequence of her hostile relationship with Depp, who went from from being “idealized to the dumpster” by Heard, she stated.
Individuals with BPD are identified to endure extreme temper swings as a consequence of a neurological imbalance that impairs their skill to rationally stability their feelings. Because of this, BPD sufferers are usually extra impulsive, reckless, insecure and thus have problem sustaining shut relationships, in accordance to National Institute of Mental Health.
They’re additionally each extra more likely to abuse medicine and alcohol, unleash indignant outbursts, interact in self-harm and threaten suicide. Relatedly, these with histrionic character dysfunction present a flair for dramatics, exhibiting attention-seeking conduct.
To not be confused with temper issues, which is characterised by a sufferers’ particular person emotional patterns (i.e. Bipolar dysfunction or scientific melancholy), character issues describe folks with a dangerous and counterproductive relationship to society.
Because the “Aquaman” actress’ legal professionals continued to query Curry’s opinion of their shopper’s psychological well being standing, additionally they advised that Depp, 58, had provoked Heard’s alleged violent reactions by “gaslighting,” a tactic of manipulation regularly employed by narcissists.
BPD and HPD are categorised collectively in a gaggle of character issues marked by a disregard for penalties, alongside delinquent character dysfunction and narcissistic character dysfunction — the latter of which surfaced in headlines earlier on Tuesday after shock jockey Howard Stern accused the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor of being a “enormous narcissist” — somebody with an grossly inflated sense of self-worth — after watching the plaintiff’s “overacting” on the stand earlier this week.
Whereas Stern isn’t any psychologist, it doesn’t take a scientist to see the parallels between occasions of the embattled relationship — the arguments, accusations, addictions and alleged violence — and indicators of each BPD and narcissism. Furthermore, these with the issues are susceptible to rush into relationships out of deep need for admiration, and finish them simply as shortly as quickly as that shine fades, which makes the pairing a doubtlessly unstable combo.
Although Curry’s evaluation is just not an official analysis, Heard might share that with SNL comedian Pete Davidson, who opened up about his battle with borderline character dysfunction final yr, and the aid of lastly naming the issue.
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