However, when youre dealing with a woman who consistently engaged in cluster b behavior, there is nothing more valuable in court than the kind of evidence that a private investigator can obtain. Looking back, the pysche evaluation in my case was a huge factor in getting our divorce to close in 10 months from filing date (end of may 2009 and finished early march 2010) and keeping me from losing all my assets. In 2004, the fda approved geodon for treatment of acute manic or mixed episodes in bipolar 1 disorder.
A lot of men in your shoes arent anywhere near as fortunate, as were finding out more and more. Additionally, there seems to be a pretty pervasive reluctance for professionals to use those labels even when theyre warranted. Your son should anticipate her behavior to get more outrageous as it approaches time to go to court.
The one thing i do not understand is why do cluster b females seem to think they are wonderful mothers? Texas mom i wish the best for your son. Is on the list to ask the attorney about a psych expert. This program has just released a schedule of events in 17 states during december and january.
I was primarily looking at apds but when it comes to insiders, whos more on the inside than somebody youre sleeping with? I consulted several behavioral and clinical psychologists with pretty heavy credentials in this area and the three things i came away with were (1) the person who was making the assessment had to know what they were looking for. My son is currently in the process of trying to obtain custody of his infant daughter from a cluster b girlfriend. Its quite possible that she comes out smelling like a rose, while you get dinged by the evaluator.
He has physically assaulted me twice without arrest and still managed to have me arrested for domestic abuse that didnt happen. A diagnosed personality disorder will likely have little or no impact on a divorce without minor children. The difference sister leslie has brought the bipolar planet out of the backwaters of the web.
Im focusing on continuing to develop my family of choice (some extended family & close friends). Im depressed, my hands are shaking so badly i cant even put my mascara on. If you have been terrorized by an abusive wife for years, it affected you. Why do i say that the code of ethics from the apa which says old test should not be used. A couple of things you mentioned are so representative of these types of females 1.
Very, very rarely is a diagnosis of pd given as the result of a court-ordered psychological evaluation. Food and drug administration (fda) announced friday that seroquel (quetiapine fumarate) has been approved for the acute treatment of manic episodes associated with bipolar i disorder in children and adolescents (10-17 years of age), both as monotherapy (single-drug therapy) and as an adjunct to lithium or depakote (valproic acid). Plus i have the biggest validation of all my teen boys chose to live with me 100 on their own which speaks volumes. Recently, i received an email asking about the significance of an actual personality disorder how helpful are psych evaluations in custody and divorce cases? Does it matter if you can get a personality disorder diagnosis, or is it ultimately irrelevantunless its accompanied by severe acting out (e. If you think about using one, i suggest you collaborate with your attorney on what you want them to observe and document.
If your childrens mother has a variety of cluster b traits, then there is likely plenty of bad behavior that youll want to make known to the judge. In my case that was enough for the ex to stop her high-conflict im going to take him to the cleaners routine and settle quickly for a reasonable 50 split. Maybe too much stress? Perhaps they go so concerned about keeping their lies straight that they lose track of them? Sounds like it would be amusing if it wasnt so pathetic. If her psychological functioning is an issue in a custody battle, you can almost certainly have a psychological evaluation ordered by he court (you will probably also have to submit to one). My bpd ex had a friend who was very good at giving the impression of being a meek, mild-mannered woman.
Well, sociopaths take great pains to keep the mask in place, and they can fool virtually anyone for extended periods of time but theres always that weakness that will bring out the beast. The address did not match so then i had to wonder if this was the same guy. Fortunately, i dont think i will be needing it anytime soon. It is a dicey proposition that the judge will even allow recorded evidence obtained without the subjects knowledge. Overall, there is still a bias in favor of mothers, but its not as automatic as it once was. They may love going to court to stir things up and harass their stbx, but they will avoid getting on that witness stand at any cost. Right now im in the red every month and i just dont have it. Texas mom brought up a good point about hiring a private investigator. The report is the mcmi test which my understanding is the oldest of the mcmi series. I have found that to be the exception rather than the rule.Get the latest health news, diet & fitness information, medical research, health care trends and health issues that affect you and your family on ABCNews.com