Dr. Jamie Turndorf exposes what she suspects was a tragic misdiagnosis of Adam Lanza's condition, and error that many psychiatrists and mental health clinicians make due to lack of knowledge regarding the latest research.
In light of the recent tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, in this special report on her weekly radio show, Dr. Jamie Turndorf focuses exclusively on analyzing Adam Lanza's psyche, exposing what she believes may have been a fatal misdiagnosis of his real condition. She reveals that, contrary to what was once believed, mounting evidence shows how autism and schizophrenia can in fact exist side by side. Had he been properly diagnosed as scizophrenic, this tragedy may very well have been averted.
What is most alarming is the fact that many psychiatrists and mental health clinicians make this common diagnostic error. And, as the world has seen, this mistkake is the potential to be catastrophically fatal. She urges clinicians and guidance counselors to receive ongoing diagnostic training and education so that this type of oversight never occurs again.
She also illustrated how Adam Lanza, in his own twisted way, can be seen as the messenger who was sent to ring a five alarm fire bell for the world. Even those of us who are not mentally ill can can be taught a valuable lesson about the dangers of bottled up and acted out our anger.
Dr. Jamie Turndorf is a popular relationship expert and couples therapist, author, and radio show host known to millions around the world as the creator of AskDrLove.com, the Web's first free relationship advice site originally launched in 1996. Ask Dr. Love with Dr. Jamie Turndorf is a live one hour Internet radio program airing at 1pm (EST) every Tuesday afternoon on TalkZone Internet Radio. Listeners can also call-in to the show and ask Dr. Turndorf for advice on any of their personal issues. Archived shows are available on TalkZone.com, BlogTalkradio.com, AskDrLove.com, and iTunes.
This special report will initially be [url: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ask-dr-love/2012/12/21/a-new-look-at-the-newtown-massacre] broadcast on BlogTalkRadio on December 21st, 2012, at 1pm,[/url] and will then be available on AskDrLove.com and iTunes.