According to the clinical psychologist who evaluated her, Amber Heard had a personality disorder associated with violence and “story composition.”

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Actor Amber Heard speaks with a lawyer during Johnny Depp’s defamation trial at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia, on April 20, 2022.Reuters / Evelyn Hoxtine

  • A clinical psychologist hired by Amber Heard testified on behalf of Johnny Depp in a defamation trial against her.

  • She said what she heard was “extremely exaggerating” the symptoms of PTSD and downplayed her personal problems.

  • According to psychologists, I heard that there were other obstacles related to the people who were violent and compose the story against their partners.

A forensic clinical psychologist who evaluated Amber Heard testified in court on Tuesday that she had diagnosed the actress. Borderline personality disorder Histrionic personality disorder.

According to psychologist Shannon Curry, the scores heard on professional psychological tests were associated with “angry” and “socially sophisticated” people.

“These people may sometimes explode such anger,” Curry testified. “They tend to be very passive and aggressive. They may be self-tolerant and very self-centered. They can use operational tactics to meet their needs. They Very much needs attention, acceptance and approval. “

Curry was called to the witness stand by Johnny Depp’s lawyer who sued Hard. He claims that Hard has damaged his honor Depp denied when she said she was a victim of domestic violence in 2018.His lawsuit In fact, Heard claims to have physically and verbally abused him through their relationship. Until the 2016 divorce. What she heard doubled her claim in her counterargument.

Following his relationship with Depp, doctors testified that she was hired by a hard lawyer to assess whether the actress had post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Curry evaluated Heard for 12 hours over a two-day period in December 2021, and also analyzed previous treatment records, records, and other documents provided by her lawyer, she said. According to Curry, Heard “did not have PTSD” and appeared to be a “terribly exaggerated” symptom.

“She first said,’Yes, there are 19 out of 20 symptoms.’ Even those with the most impaired form of PTSD are not typical,” Curry said in court. I testified at a court stand in Fairfax, Virginia. “When I finally dialed down, I had the remaining three symptoms.”

However, she diagnosed with other mental illnesses.

“The results of Mr. Hard’s assessment confirmed two diagnoses, borderline personality disorder and histrionic personality disorder,” Curry said.

Maybe he was driven by violence for fear of being abandoned

According to Curry, the assessment included investigating hard family life and family relationships. Those who heard said it contained abuse — School life, friendships, careers, and other personal relationships. Among the tests she used was the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, commonly known as MMPI-2, which is used to diagnose personality disorders.

Curry said he prepared a 25-page interpretation following the MMPI test. She concludes that Hard has “a very sophisticated way to minimize personal problems” and has “many internal hostility” and external accusations.

According to Curry, borderline personality disorder is a disorder of “instability” in relationships, emotions, and one’s self-sensation. According to her, the driving force is “the fear that underlies abandonment.”

“If someone is afraid of being abandoned by a partner or someone else in the environment and has this obstacle, they make desperate attempts to prevent it, and those desperate attempts are physical attacks. It could be, “Carry said.

She also stated that borderline personality disorder is a “predictor of women who violence against their partners.”

“If their partner wants to get space from all of this intense emotion, they will often abuse their partner in these situations,” Curry said. “Sometimes they physically restrain them from leaving and will injure them that way.”

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U.S. actress Amber Heard after a lunch break by U.S. actor Johnny Depp on April 21, 2022, during a US $ 50 million Depp vs. Hard defamation trial at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, USA. Talk to the legal team when you return to the stand.Pool via Jim Lo Skalzo / Reuters

According to Curry, people with disabilities can express “explosive anger” as a result of a slight sensation and can be “exhausted for their partner.”

“Often, their partners try to make them happy at first, and they can somehow solve this problem, somehow they think they can make this better, and really into a punching bag. I allow you to be, “Carry said. “And in the end, it just overwhelms them.”

Curry’s assessment is similar to the testimony of Laurel Anderson, the therapist who oversaw the marriage counseling session between Depp and Hard. Anderson said Hard dominated the conversation early in the trial. My listening skills were poor. According to Anderson, the relationship with Haad caused “mutual abuse” between the couple. Anderson also said she had told her that she had “escalated” her discussion of her violence if Depp was afraid to leave her. Other witnesses said he sometimes saw Hard clinging to Depp as he tried to move away from her argument.

“Weird behavior will see a lot of this escalation,” Curry testified on Tuesday. “They can react violently and positively. They will often physically prevent their partners from leaving.”

“They may play the role of victims or princesses and compose the story.”

Depp Testimony early in the trial He planned to leave Hard after years of constant fighting after his mother’s death. She accused Depp, but in a case she testified by Depp and his employees, she preempted him by submitting a detention order containing a photo of her injured face. heard.

According to Curry, people with borderline personality disorder often “use the legal system to intimidate” when exposed to the threat of abandonment.

“They may say they intend to issue detention orders or claim abuse, or they essentially do these things to keep their partners from leaving at that moment. Maybe, “Carry said. “They aren’t consciously thinking,’I’m going to prevent my partner from leaving right now.’ They’re just thinking,” I can’t stand this, I’m my I hate my partner. “

“They suddenly changed from idealization to devaluation because of scratches,” Curry continued. “And they do anything to express that great feeling of anger.”

Curry also assessed that Hard approached her assessment in a way that downplayed her own psychological problems.

“She approached it in a very clear and minimal way to minimize psychological dysfunction, but she also showed that it wasn’t really a problem,” Curry said. “And she did so in a very sophisticated and unobtrusive way by answering questions that most people may not realize they are trying to detect.”

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Dr. Shannon Curry, a clinical and forensic psychologist, testified at Johnny Depp’s defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia, on April 26, 2022.Pool via Brendan Smiarlowski / Reuters

The MMPI test I heard produced a “code type” related to “cruel”, and Curry testified. They are responsible. “

According to Curry, the results show that Hard can see himself as a “vengeance for injustice” without seeing his mistakes.

“They have the ability to offer some of their shortcomings, but only those that people can think lightly and relate to everything,” she said. “And they can be presented as very fair and balanced, but in reality they really judge others very much and are unaware of the behavioral problems around their thoughts. maybe.”

Before Depp finishes his testimony on Monday He said on the stand that Haad was jealous of his friendship with Paul Bettany... The actor in “WandaVision” was a great threat to Hard, Depp said, she once wept his 18-year-old son-in-law in a quarrel.

According to Curry, people with histrionic personality disorder often want to be the focus of attention, even if they say almost nothing. According to Curry, seeing the distractions of those around you can compose a story.

“They play the role of victims, princesses, and may even compose a story,” Curry said. That way, they can get respect and attention. “

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