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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:44 PM

Psychiatrist testifies on Hinckley's personality disorders

A psychiatrist who treated John Hinckley Jr. in the 1980s and who interviewed him in recent months described the presidential assailant Tuesday as having "a sense of entitlement" and being "absorbed with himself."

During federal court testimony, Dr. Raymond Patterson also said Hinckley "dives right in" when it comes to romantic relationships with women, but has not always shown a lot of empathy toward them.

Federal prosecutors called Patterson as an expert witness in their effort to block a proposal from St. Elizabeths, the Washington mental hospital where Hinckley has undergone treatment for three decades, to increase Hinckley's periods of visitation to his mother's home in Williamsburg, Virginia, and his possible eventual release as a permanent outpatient.

In March of 1981, Hinckley shot President Ronald Reagan, his press secretary James Brady, Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy and Washington policeman Thomas Delahanty. All four men survived, and Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity.

full: http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/24/justice/hinckley-hearing/index.html

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Reply Psychiatrist testifies on Hinckley's personality disorders (Original post)
alp227 Jan 2012 OP
southernyankeebelle Jan 2012 #1
Tansy_Gold Jan 2012 #2
southernyankeebelle Jan 2012 #3
Hatchling Jan 2012 #4
MedicalAdmin Jan 2012 #7
3waygeek Jan 2012 #8
Cleita Jan 2012 #5
msanthrope Jan 2012 #6

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:48 PM

1. If this guy had come from a poor family he'd be in jail for life.

 

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:05 PM

2. And that life would have been shortened considerably. n/t

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Response to Tansy_Gold (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:13 PM

3. you bet.

 

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:21 PM

4. Hmmm. "a sense of entitlement", "absorbed with himself."

' "dives right in" when it comes to romantic relationships with women, but has not always shown a lot of empathy toward them. "

Sounds a lot like Newt. Except for the bit about assasinating people

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Response to Hatchling (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 04:49 AM

7. Sounds a lot like Newt. Except for the bit about assasinating people...

That we know about. Given the shared psycological profile, one should expect similar outcomes.

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Response to Hatchling (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 06:39 PM

8. Newt is an assassin...

a character assassin.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:21 PM

5. He has romantic relationships with women?

How desperate does a woman have to be to even consider a relationship with this guy? Ewwww!

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Response to Cleita (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:33 PM

6. No. He thinks he does. That's the point. nt

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