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  1. aoibhinn

    Judge's Order re: OP's Mental Health Eval

    I can tell you what it is, Jilly. An industrial (aka occupational/organisational) psychologist specializes in work-related psychology. So, a primary degree (major?) in psychology and a masters in the subject of specialization (human factors) is the usual path here in Ireland/UK. Globally, they...
  2. aoibhinn

    Judge's Order re: OP's Mental Health Eval

    I specifically remember hearing three psychologists and one psychiatrist, but I can't remember where that was...
  3. aoibhinn

    Judge's Order re: OP's Mental Health Eval

    I also fail to see how a man in the public eye, with a strong support team, was not being treated for this disorder. If it was serious enough, it would have been debilitating at times. Serious enough that he would have had to sometimes cancel public engagements and the like. One can't be gagging...
  4. aoibhinn

    Judge's Order re: OP's Mental Health Eval

    BBM1 : We've definitely seen all of these behaviours in court. It wouldn't be too much of a stretch to assume that under scrutiny and pressure he will reveal more of the same. Where you saw confusion, however, I saw lies. But that's a good example of subjective opinion, right there. BBM2 ...
  5. aoibhinn

    Judge's Order re: OP's Mental Health Eval

    Sorry Deb, I misunderstood your question, I think. This embarrassed facepalm is for me --> :facepalm: Yup, intruder or no. He should have realised it was wrong to shoot even one round into that door, nevermind four. End of story. It's that simple. I can't see any excuse for his actions. He...
  6. aoibhinn

    Judge's Order re: OP's Mental Health Eval

    BBM And to think, the focus has been on OP's flight or fight response and whether it could be a mitigating factor / render him inculpable. Poor Reeva. That part of your post really struck a chord.
  7. aoibhinn

    Judge's Order re: OP's Mental Health Eval

    Of course. In the absence of any evidence of the first two (which is what they are testing for, as I understood the question), they will be left with that.
  8. aoibhinn

    Judge's Order re: OP's Mental Health Eval

    Carmelita, rs&bbm for relevance and convenience. I'm working on a ploddingly slow mobile connection. It seems from the history that has been presented, that OP has serious impulse control issues. I also see rage and disrespect for authority. I could see him having difficulty supressing those...
  9. aoibhinn

    Judge's Order re: OP's Mental Health Eval

    Good afternoon, everyone. Thanks for the updates and some really great links. This one is quite good. I can't remember who posted it, but thank you :) http://onthecouchwithcarly.com/2014/05/19/so-who-is-really-there-oscar/ Hi Deb :seeya: this means, in the context of OP's mental state at...
  10. aoibhinn

    Trial Discussion Thread #39 - 14.05.14 Day 32

    Well, there's that too! :) He's shown himself to be a despicable creature, with all of that carry on in court. Nevermind the crime of shooting Reeva and all of his other bad and irresponsible behaviours. I am curious about Judge Masipa's comment how this evaluation is contrary to the wishes...
  11. aoibhinn

    Trial Discussion Thread #39 - 14.05.14 Day 32

    Good afternoon everyone! I've read the thread and watched this morning's proceedings on YouTube. I've several links open for perusal (Tks to those who provided). It's a doodle, as someone else correctly pointed out. I'm a doodler, too. He's quite good. It's a mixture of organic shapes and...
  12. aoibhinn

    Trial Discussion Thread #38 - 14.05.13 Day 31

    AFAIK, the fight or flight response involves no weighed decisions, per se. It's reflexive in nature, there's no time to make a choice. It originates in our primal brain (hippocampus) when our ancestors had to make fast decisions about dealing with predators. Suffering from GAD, he is...
  13. aoibhinn

    Trial Discussion Thread #38 - 14.05.13 Day 31

    The next witness called by Roux will comment on the effects of the 'fright, flight or fight' (as it's more correctly termed) response as it relates to GAD or any chronic anxiety disorder, in relation to Oscar's actions on the night. A person suffering from a chronic anxiety disorder is...
  14. aoibhinn

    Trial Discussion Thread #38 - 14.05.13 Day 31

    Sorry weeva, I'm just jumping off your post again. They will evaluate him for a pervasive anxiety disorder, which according to Dr. V. is worsening. A diagnosis of GAD or any chronic anxiety disorder must find that the patient has been suffering for at least six months. If it's chronic, it...
  15. aoibhinn

    Trial Discussion Thread #38 - 14.05.13 Day 31

    Then I'm confused because this is an example of a phobia, which is completely unrelated to an anxiety disorder. Particularly, a generalized anxiety disorder. Just picking up on your post but it seems the defence is trying to throw everything into the pot, in the hopes it might mitigate or...
  16. aoibhinn

    Trial Discussion Thread #38 - 14.05.13 Day 31

    That was me! I'm delighted that you're happy with them and, more importantly, that you can secret squirrel your trial addiction while doing all the family stuff too :)
  17. aoibhinn

    Trial Discussion Thread #38 - 14.05.13 Day 31

    I would have thought that there would be a negative correlation between his 'need for speed' and GAD diagnosis. It's hard to imagine someone suffering from chronic anxiety disorder, continuously engaging in risky behaviours such as is evident in OP's history. GAD is pervasive, unfocused worrying...
  18. aoibhinn

    Trial Discussion Thread #38 - 14.05.13 Day 31

    BBM: This is the reason why I thought Nel, yesterday, was trying to establish that OP did not have a mental defect (neurological). A head injury, however slight, can damage the frontal lobe for example. Resulting from this, it can be argued that errors in judgement, inappropriate (or...
  19. aoibhinn

    Trial Discussion Thread #38 - 14.05.13 Day 31

    Well spotted. Kate! :seeya:The article was in the sidebar of the page under 'Most Read'. We’ve been punked. The Oscar trial gets truly ridiculous. http://www.health24.com/Columnists/Weve-been-punked-The-Oscar-trial-gets-truly-ridiculous-20140509 My new favourite blog on the case, with...
  20. aoibhinn

    Trial Discussion Thread #38 - 14.05.13 Day 31

    Great link! Really good summary of the main points.
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