Psychiatrist Analyzes Psychologist Testimonies in the Amber Heard vs J.Depp trial | Trauma Disorders
Dr Sanil Rege, Consultant Psychiatrist analyzes the psychologist testimonies in the Amber Heard vs Johnny Depp Trial.
The video covers the following:
- The MMPI-2 is a 567 item, true/false self-report measure of a person’s psychological state. It has nine validity scales (or ‘lie’ scales), assessing for lying, defensiveness, faking good and faking bad and among others
Personality disorder definition
- An enduring disturbance characterized by problems in the functioning of aspects of the self (e.g., identity, self-worth, the accuracy of self-view, self-direction), and/or interpersonal dysfunction (e.g., ability to develop and maintain close and mutually satisfying relationships, ability to understand others’ perspectives and to manage conflict in relationships).
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
- BPD has nine symptoms that span affective, interpersonal, and intrapersonal disturbances. Impairments in self-functioning and interpersonal functioning with pathological personality traits of negative affectivity, disinhibition and antagonism.
- Borderline Personality Disorder – DSM -5 and ICD -11 Diagnostic Criteria
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
1.Exposure to trauma
The person was exposed to death, threatened death, actual or threatened serious injury
• Direct exposure
• Witnessing the trauma
• Learning that a relative or close friend was exposed to a trauma
• Indirect exposure to aversive details of the trauma, usually in the course of professional duties (e.g., first responders, medics)
2.Intrusion and re-experiencing symptoms
3. Negative alterations in cognition and mood
5. Avoidance phenomenon
- Complex PTSD occurs due to exposure to repeated or prolonged instances or multiple forms of interpersonal trauma, often occurring under circumstances where escape is not possible.
- Complex PTSD consists of PTSD + Disturbances of self-organization (DSO). The domains of DSO defined in the ICD-11 include (Cloitre et al. 2018):
- Emotional dysregulation
- Negative self-concept
- Interpersonal difficulties
Trauma and BPD
- Adults diagnosed with BPD have been shown to be three times more likely than adults with other psychiatric or personality disorders to have experienced childhood maltreatment.
• Repetition compulsion
• Idealisation – denigration
• Unmet needs