What Is HPD? Amber Heard’s Court Diagnosis


On Tuesday, a psychologist invited to testify by Johnny Depp’s lawyers indicated that Amber Heard may have a personality issue.

An expert witness in the case of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s alleged domestic abuse, Dr. Shannon Curry is a California and Hawaii-licensed clinical and forensic psychologist.

According to Curry, who testified under oath that she evaluated Heard’s mental health and concluded that she had a histrionic personality disorder, she used case papers, medical records, mental health therapies, and audio and video recordings. Curry said in court that she spent a total of 12 hours with Heard between December 10 and 17, when she met with him twice.


Curry stated that the findings of Ms. Heard’s exam “supported two diagnoses…borderline personality disorder and histrionic personality disorder.

Curry classified Heard as a “3-6” code type based on his test scores. She went on to explain that this implies Heard is very image-conscious, prone to brutality towards others, unwilling to accept responsibility for his actions, and prone to placing blame on others. Likely, those with comparable ratings were also prone to being self-indulgent and hungry for admiration and attention, according to a Newsweek article.

The Curry Psychology Group is headed by Curry. According to their website, they are “Orange County, CA’s top multi-specialty counselling facility.” Curry “has 15 years of experience performing research, counselling, and psychological assessments relevant to trauma, violence, and relationships,” according to Curry’s bio on his website.


Curry confirmed that she is not a board-certified physician under questioning. A doctor does not need to be board certified in order to practise in that profession, but many choose to do so in order to show that they have a high degree of expertise and understanding in that area.

Histrionic personality disorder, which the Cleveland Clinic classifies as a “dramatic personality disorder,” is characterised by a strong need to be the centre of attention and the application of sophisticated social skills to achieve that goal.

On the clinic’s website, it states that “people with these illnesses experience powerful, unstable emotions and have skewed self-images.” “People with histrionic personality disorder have a distorted sense of self-worth that is based on external validation rather than a genuine belief in their own abilities. They have an insatiable drive to be noticed, and they frequently engage in outlandish or improper behaviour in order to acquire it.”


Numerous signs of histrionic personality disorder are listed by the clinic, including a propensity to behave rashly or not consider before acting, an over-emphasis on physical appearance, a problem establishing relationships, and a tendency to threaten or attempt suicide for attention.

As a result of an opinion article written by Heard for the Washington Post in December 2018, Johnny Depp is suing her for defamation. While they were still married, Heard appeared to imply that Depp had abused her throughout their time together. On behalf of Johnny Depp, the actor claims that the charges are false and have had an adverse effect on his Hollywood career and reputation. Heard has also been accused by the actor of verbal abuse.

Heard’s legal team was contacted by Newsweek for comment.


Ultimately, Depp was fired from his role as Gellert Grindelwald in the Warner Bros. Fantastic Beasts film series because to the claims made by Heard. Heard will reprise her role as Mera in WB’s Aquaman sequel, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, set for release in 2023. Actors who support Johnny Depp have sought to organise a petition to remove Heard from the series.

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