On April 26th, 2022, a psychologist hired by actor Johnny Depp testified in court that his ex-wife, Amber Heard, has Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). The psychologist, Dr. Stanley B. Katz, stated that Heard had been diagnosed with BPD after a comprehensive psychological evaluation.
BPD is a mental health disorder characterized by unstable moods, behavior, and relationships. People with BPD often have difficulty regulating their emotions and may experience intense episodes of anger, depression, and anxiety. They may also have difficulty maintaining relationships due to their fear of abandonment and tendency to engage in impulsive behaviors.
Dr. Katz testified that Heard’s symptoms of BPD were consistent with her behavior during her marriage to Depp. He noted that Heard had a history of explosive outbursts, manipulative behavior, and self-harm. He also noted that Heard had difficulty managing her emotions and often engaged in impulsive behavior.
Dr. Katz concluded that Heard’s diagnosis of BPD had a significant impact on her relationship with Depp. He stated that her BPD symptoms likely contributed to the volatile nature of their marriage and ultimately led to its dissolution.
The testimony of Dr. Katz was part of Depp’s ongoing libel case against The Sun newspaper. Depp is suing the newspaper for an article that labeled him a “wife beater.” Depp has denied the allegations and has argued that Heard’s BPD was a major factor in their relationship.
The case is ongoing and it remains to be seen how the court will rule. However, the testimony of Dr. Katz provides insight into the dynamics of the Depp-Heard marriage and the impact of Heard’s BPD on their relationship.