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Oscar Pistorius has 'anxiety disorder' says psychiatrist

12 May 2014 Last updated at 12:37 BST

Oscar Pistorius has had an anxiety disorder since childhood and was "anxious" about violent crime, a psychiatrist has told his murder trial in South Africa.

Merryll Vorster said that the athlete's actions when he shot his girlfriend on Valentine's Day last year "should be seen in context of his anxiety".

The double-amputee Paralympian denies intentionally killing Reeva Steenkamp.

Ms Vorster told the court: "He is certainly remorseful about the events... and has developed a depressive disorder as a consequence of this."

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