Oscar Pistorius’ Shrink Says Leg Amputations Gave Him Mental Disorder – Abc News

Pistorius, 27, claims he mistook his lover for a burglar. He could face at least 25 years in prison if convicted. Vorster told the court that Pistorius suffers from generalized anxiety disorder brought on by difficulties handling the amputation of his lower legs, his mothers death and his growing fame. Oscar Pistorius Trial in Final Stretch Pistorius legs were amputated below the knee when he was 11 months old. Vorster highlighted the impact of Pistorius double amputation at the pre-language stage of his development, saying without the ability to understand language, the boy would have experienced the amputation of his lower legs as a “traumatic assault. Vorster said Pistorius “appears to be a mistrustful and guarded person,” a tendency that went back to his mother who slept with a gun under her pillow. She said that the star sprinter displayed “escalating levels of anxiety” as he got older. The psychiatrist said under cross examination that Pistorius knew right from wrong, but his generalized anxiety disorder could have influenced his actions the night he shot Steenkamp because of his constant state of fear.
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Oscar Pistorius prosecution asks for athlete to get mental evaluation after psychiatrist diagnoses anxiety disorder | National Post

Or, Nel said, he could just be lying. To which Vorster responded, yes, he could be lying. Anxiety Disorder While Pistorius knew the difference between right and wrong, she said, it may be his ability to act in accordance with such appreciation was affected by this generalized anxiety disorder. Asked by Nel yesterday if an armed person with such an anxiety disorder is a danger to society, Vorster said: Yes. Sufferers of the disorder probably shouldnt have guns, she said in her testimony today. People generally with general anxiety disorders probably shouldnt have firearms, Vorster said. While general anxiety disorder is not associated with violence, she said, when you add a firearm it makes that person a risk. Vorsters testimony came as Roux started the final push of the defences bid to undermine the prosecutions case that Pistorius shot Steenkamp after an argument, portraying the athlete as being paranoid about crime. The runner appeared to change his argument when he testified, saying that he fired the gun by accident and didnt mean to pull the trigger. Improbable Version Since the prosecution described Pistoriuss testimony last month as untruthful and improbable, Roux has called witnesses who cast doubt on the states version of the shooting and tried to show the runner as being emotionally distraught after the shooting. When exposed to a threat, Mr. Pistorius is more likely to respond with a fight response rather than a flight response as his physical capacity for flight is limited, Vorster said.
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Panic Away Review | End Anxiety and Panic Attacks Fast – vinamy.com | Benzinga

A full review at vinamy.com indicates if the Panic Away program (along with its newly released audio of people who are using Panic Away successfully) is worth buying. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 Panic attacks and general anxiety can consume people’s lives, robbing them of confidence and joy. Symptoms range from trembling to severe chest pain and people who suffer panic attacks often feel like they’re going to die. Anxiety affects people whether they’re about to walk out of their home or up onto a stage in front of 100’s of people. Countless programs show people how to cope, however Barry McDonagh wanted to stop anxiety and panic attacks altogether. Having suffered for years, Barry found the key to ending constant anxiety was to no longer fear the thought of having a panic attack. Barry found success and soon after Panic Away was created by him in 2001 to help fellow sufferers.
For the original version, visit http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/14/05/p4545391/panic-away-review-end-anxiety-and-panic-attacks-fast-vinamy-com

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