Thursday, June 21, 2012
STOP IT NOW: Jerry Sandusky Does NOT Have Histrionic Personality Disorder
Anyhow, the latest piece of news I read about Sandusky reported that a psychologist who tested Sandusky diagnosed him with Histrionic Personality Disorder. No, I haven't assessed him, but I can tell you that this man does not have Histrionic Personality Disorder. That particular personality disorder isn't related to pedophilia. If you want to associate personality disorders with the sexual abuse of children, you'd diagnose the individual with either Narcissistic or Antisocial Personality Disorder.
Ultimately, I'm glad I wasn't required to assess him, write the report, or interview him because I don't think I could contain my anger. And the idea that he could hide behind some ridiculous and inaccurrate diagnosis pushes me even further over the edge. Honestly, just stop it now!
Check out the article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/18/jerry-sandusky-trial-histrionic-personality-disorder_n_1607494.html