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Old 05-13-2014, 11:30 PM
 
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I couldn't believe his Defense team is trying to claim he has Generalized Anger Disorder. He doesn't meet DSM-V criteria for that diagnosis. If he had GAD, he couldn't have competed in any Olympics.

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Old 05-14-2014, 07:57 AM
 
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I couldn't believe his Defense team is trying to claim he has Generalized Anger Disorder. He doesn't meet DSM-V criteria for that diagnosis. If he had GAD, he couldn't have competed in any Olympics.

MSR
Just looked up GAD. They refer to it as Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

Generalized anxiety disorder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is an anxiety disorder that is characterized by excessive, uncontrollable and often irrational worry. For diagnosis of this disorder, symptoms must last at least six months.[1] This excessive worry often interferes with daily functioning, as individuals suffering GAD typically anticipate disaster, and are overly concerned about everyday matters such as health issues, money, death, family problems, friendship problems, interpersonal relationship problems, or work difficulties.[2] Individuals often exhibit a variety of physical symptoms, including fatigue, fidgeting, headaches, nausea, numbness in hands and feet, muscle tension, muscle aches, difficulty swallowing, bouts of difficulty breathing, difficulty concentrating, trembling, twitching, irritability, agitation, sweating, restlessness, insomnia, hot flashes, and rashes and inability to fully control the anxiety (ICD-10).[3] These symptoms must be consistent and ongoing, persisting at least six months, for a formal diagnosis of GAD to be introduced.[2]
Since the symptoms appear to be physical, it should be pretty easy to obtain Pistorius' medical history, to see if anything listed above was reported. He most likely has a regular doctor since he competes as an athlete, and for his legs.

They also say the symptoms must be consistent and ongoing for at least 6 months. I doubt the Defense will be able to prove that was the case.

And Pistorius' ex-girlfriend can also testify whether Pistorius exhibited any of the symptoms while they were dating.
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Old 05-14-2014, 08:54 AM
 
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Thank you Captain Obvious for your contribution to this topic.

if he knew how to fire the gun he must have known that a bullet goes through a bathroom door.

I am still wondering why you imply that he maybe was just letting off steam and equated it to punching a hole with his fist in the wall.

apples to oranges
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Old 05-14-2014, 05:19 PM
 
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if he knew how to fire the gun he must have known that a bullet goes through a bathroom door.

I am still wondering why you imply that he maybe was just letting off steam and equated it to punching a hole with his fist in the wall.

apples to oranges
Thank you for promoting me to his defense team, I never knew...since I am on record in a previous post in calling him a blatant murderer.
Now run along now Captain, to another thread and another pointless argument.
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Old 05-15-2014, 06:14 AM
 
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Like the O.J. Simpson saga; boring, boring, boring. But for whatever reason the world medias love it.
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Old 05-16-2014, 02:37 PM
 
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Why has this trial gone on for so long?
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Old 05-18-2014, 01:55 PM
 
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I want to know why they decided halfway thru the trial to finally do a psych eval! He's obviously going to look highly anxious if they evaluate him now -- he's on trial for frikkin' murder.

I also want to know what drugs the judge is on that he would see this as anything but garden-variety domestic violence. The only anxiety this guy showed evidence of before the shooting is that Reena might possibly be interested in someone other than Oscar.
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Old 06-29-2014, 03:05 PM
 
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The Oscar Pistorius trial was slated to re-start on Monday June 30th, after he was being evaluated to determine if Oscar knew the difference between right and wrong, and to assess whether or not he has an anxiety disorder that might make him not responsible for his actions.

But now the psychiatrist who was supposed to sign off on the document about Oscar's mental health has had a heart attack, so it might delay the restart I'm thinking.
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Old 06-29-2014, 04:12 PM
 
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The Oscar Pistorius trial was slated to re-start on Monday June 30th, after he was being evaluated to determine if Oscar knew the difference between right and wrong, and to assess whether or not he has an anxiety disorder that might make him not responsible for his actions.

But now the psychiatrist who was supposed to sign off on the document about Oscar's mental health has had a heart attack, so it might delay the restart I'm thinking.
Omigosh. I can't believe it. Will that mean someone else will have to assess him all over again?
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Old 06-29-2014, 05:10 PM
 
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Oh, Lord.

I am not a conspiracy theorist, but it seems to be one thing after another.
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