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

Chrsi Collingridge/AP Photo Copy Oscar Pistorius ‘ own psychiatric witness told a court today that the paraylmpic sprinter could be a danger to society if armed with a gun because of a life-long battle with a mental disorder that stemmed from having his legs amputated while he was an infant. The testimony of Dr. Merryl Vorster prompted prosecutor Gerrie Nel to indicate that he will ask that Pistorius undergo psychiatric evaluation. If the requested is approved, Pistorius would have to spend a month in a hospital being evaluated. Pistorius’ murder trial appeared to enter the final week of testimony today. He is charged with killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp before dawn on Valentine’s Day 2013. Pistorius, 27, claims he mistook his lover for a burglar. He could face at least 25 years in prison if convicted.
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It took me years to work out why I felt so tired, and you dont need to spend years working it out for yourself, she says. 3pm slumps arent cool even if youve been thinking very, very, very hard all day, and you dont need to feel anxious most days of your life. Here, she lets us in on four ways you can naturally reduce stress and anxiety and improve your mood: 1. Look after your digestive system Looking after your digestive system is key to a happy mood, Mendoza-Jones tells news.com.au. The majority of our serotonin, the happy, feel-good neurotransmitter (brain chemical) is produced in our digestive system. There is a very strong gut-brain connection and a link between perceived stress levels and the severity of IBS and digestive issues, as well as a really high rate of depression in people with IBS. In saying this, feeling anxious can often lead to diarrhoea, and constipation is often seen in clients with depression. When you eat the right foods and are able to heal your gastrointestinal system naturally, youre taking leaps and bounds in healing your nervous system simultaneously.
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Pistorius has anxiety disorder, psychiatrist tells court – Yahoo News

View gallery Family members of Oscar Pistorius sit in court during his trial at the North Gauteng High Court in P The states alleges he fired at Steenkamp in a fit of rage after the couple had a row in the early hours of the morning. If convicted of murder, Pistorius faces life in prison. Vorster also said his parents’ divorce when he was a child would have added to the 27-year-old’s general feelings of anxiety and insecurity. After his parents split, Pistorius was brought up by his mother, who died of cancer when he was aged 15. Pistorius has frequently spoken of his love for his mother and the difficulty her death caused him. However, in her assessment of the athlete, Vorster said Pistorius’ mother grew increasingly anxiousanddrank excessively, making it impossible for her to address the fears and concerns of her children. Terrified of intruders breaking into the house, she slept with a pistol under her pillow, Vorster told the court. Pistorius competed against able-bodied sprinters on carbon-fibre prosthetics, becoming one of the most recognised names in athletics.
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