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Personality Disorders 08 March 2010
To what extent do we understand them?

A woman who cheated her grandmother and her fiancé out of £150,000 has just been jailed for three years. Twenty-five year old Emma Charlton from Newcastle, claimed she was a successful photographer and that she had cancer. The judge described her as wicked despite the fact that she suffered from a personality disorder. To what extent can you be wicked if you have a personality disorder? Peter Harris, BBC Reporter in Newcastle joins Jane to talk about the case. To discuss personality disorders, Jane is joined by Dr Kevin Healy, Clinical Director of Cassel Hospital, Surrey and musician Kayla Kavanagh who has been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.

Kayla Kavanagh
Royal College of Psychiatrists - Personality Disorders

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