Doctor Who Evaluated Amber Heard for 12 Hours Says Actress Showed Signs of Personality Disorders_freckle removal clinic

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A clinical and forensic psychologist who evaluated Amber Heard — and who was hired by Johnny Depp's legal team — has testified that the actress showed signs of borderline and histrionic personality disorders, but not post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

On day nine of Depp's defamation trial against Heard, 36, in Fairfax, Virginia, Dr. Shannon Curry told the court that she was asked to "provide a psychological evaluation of Ms. Heard" back in October 2021, but was never asked to do so for Depp, 58.

Dr. Curry reviewed "all the case documents" as part of her evaluation of the Aquaman actress, as well as Heard's medical records (including for "mental-health treatment"), audio and video recordings, photos and "multiple witness statements." She said she met with Heard "on two separate dates," Dec. 10 and Dec. 17, 2021, for about 12 hours total face time.

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"The results of Ms. Heard's evaluation supported two diagnoses: borderline personality disorder and histrionic personality disorder," Dr. Curry said.

Dr. Curry also said she saw no evidence of PTSD in her evaluation of Heard but noted, "Just because somebody doesn't have PTSD doesn't mean that they weren't harmed psychologically by whatever is being alleged — in this case, Ms. Heard is alleging that she was psychologically harmed and that she suffered PTSD because of abuse that she alleges occurred by Mr. Depp."

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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia

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