According to KWWL out of Dubuque, Iowa, a man first confessed to the kidnapping and murder of a 6-year-old boy that took place more than 30 years ago – then recanted in court. The defense says that the man is diagnosed with a personality disorder and that his word is not reliable. He is not attempting an insanity defense, which would mean a confession to the crime. Rather, the defense is stating that the man did not commit the crime and that the only time his mental health disorder came into play is when he falsely confessed to the crime to police.
Are you concerned that your loved one in Dubuque will get into trouble with the law due to erratic behavior caused by an untreated mental health disorder? You can help by getting them enrolled in a mental health treatment program today. Call now.
Treating Personality Disorders
There are a number of different types of personality disorders, and it may not always be immediately apparent which one is affecting your loved one. Across the three clusters of personality disorders, there are various types, including:
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Dependent personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive personality disorder
Don’t Wait to Get Your Loved One the Help They Need
If you feel that the symptoms your loved one is living with are extreme, a personality disorder could be the issue. Mental health care will help you to get the comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis that your loved one needs. This is the first step in a thorough and effective mental health treatment plan and it starts with one phone call. Make that phone call today.