On Tuesday, a psychologist called by actor Johnny Depp’s lawyers testified that ex-wife Amber Heard may have a personality issue.
Depp’s legal team enlisted the help of Dr. Shannon Curry, a licenced clinical and forensic psychologist in California and Hawaii, to testify about any potential domestic abuse in Depp and Heard’s relationship.
Curry testified under oath that she used case documents, medical records, mental health treatments, and audio and video records to conduct a psychological evaluation of Heard, eventually deciding that she fulfilled the criteria for
histrionic personality disorder. Curry testified that she met with Heard for a total of 12 hours on December 10 and 17.
Curry testified that the findings of Ms. Heard’s evaluation “supported two diagnoses…borderline personality disorder and histrionic personality disorder.”
Amber was a witness in a trial for histrionic personality disorder.
On Tuesday, a psychologist hired by Johnny Depp’s legal team determined that Amber Heard had histrionic personality disorder. Heard outside the courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, in the photo above.
Based on the results, Curry assigned Heard the coding type “3-6.” That, she added, implies Heard is concerned with his image, is prone to be nasty to others, is unable to admit wrongdoing, and is prone to externalising guilt. According to Newsweek, people with similar ratings were “passive-aggressive, self-indulgent, self-centered, [and] eager for approval and attention.”
Curry leads the Curry Psychology Group as its director. On its website, the organisation describes itself as “a renowned multi-specialty counselling centre in Orange County, CA.” Curry “has 15 years of expertise performing research, treatment, and psychological evaluations relevant to trauma, violence, and relationships,” according to the website.
Histrionic personality disorder, which falls under the category of “dramatic personality disorders,” according to the Cleveland Clinic, is characterised by a strong desire to command attention and the employment of well-developed social skills to achieve this goal.
According to the clinic’s website, “those with these diseases experience powerful, unstable emotions and skewed self-images.” “Self-esteem in people with histrionic personality disorder is based on other people’s approval rather than a genuine sense of self-worth. They have a strong need to be noticed and will often act out in dramatic or inappropriate ways to do so.”
The clinic lists a number of possible symptoms of histrionic personality disorder, including a dislike of not being the centre of attention, a proclivity to act rashly or without thinking, an obsession with physical appearance, difficulty maintaining relationships, and occasionally threatening or attempting suicide for attention.
Depp is suing Heard for defamation over an opinion post she wrote for the Washington Post that was published in December 2018. During their marriage, which lasted from 2015 to 2017, Heard seemed to tacitly accuse Depp of domestic abuse.
Depp is demanding $50 million in damages, alleging that the charges are false and have harmed his career and reputation in Hollywood. Heard was also allegedly abusive to the actor, according to the actor.
Depp’s role as Gellert Grindelwald in the Warner Bros. Fantastic Beasts franchise was terminated as a result of Heard’s allegations.
In WB’s 2023 superhero sequel, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, Heard will reprise her role as Mera, the sidekick/love interest.
Depp supporters have attempted to start a campaign to have Heard removed from the series.
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