Originally Posted by Nike7
I don't want to negate your claims, but I have a M.D in clinical psychiatry and I have never been one to say "Well if Bobby is abusive and mean now, its obviusely because of his childhood."
No, childhood experiences do not have that great of an impact on your life, unless you were locked in a cage and treated like a feral animal.
Many people, and this might not be the P.C thing to say....have been abused, both physically and emotionally for decades, way before a group of social activists stopped the acceptance of beating & demeaning one's child.
However, Danny's life now is not due to his father's abuse nor to his mother's ability to never say "no"....Danny is a celebrity, and always wants the lime-light on him. If he cared a fig about his personal relationship with his wife & children he wouldn't use them to get ratings every Sunday night.
I would diagnose Danny as being an aggressive bipolar person with narcisstic & paranoid personality problems. He needs to be put on medication, get counseling from a real doctor, not some new age shaman, and get out of the lime-light and focus on healing his mind & body.
A lot of children are abused, far worse than Danny, and they don't live in million dollar mansions as an adult, nor are they acting the way he is acting. They didn't get into the "victim" mode as a way to make excuses.
I just find this show a terrible disservice to the psychiatric & psychological community as a whole. We value patient confidentiality and this show violates that to an extreme I have never seen. Especially at this so-called rehab center. No reputable rehab clinic that I know will ever let the cameras "film" the patient while he is trying to get sober.