Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:44 PM
alp227 (29,751 posts)
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.
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Response to alp227 (Original post)
Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:21 PM
Hatchling (2,320 posts)
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
Response to Hatchling (Reply #4)
Wed Jan 25, 2012, 05:49 AM
MedicalAdmin (4,143 posts)
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.