Abusive behavior did not make it into the diagnostic criteria of mental health disorders, nor were its psychodynamic, cultural and social roots explored in depth.

As a result of this deficient education and lacking awareness, most law enforcement officers, judges, counselors, guardians, and mediators are worryingly ignorant about the phenomenon…

The blissfully ignorant mental health professionals are simply unaware of the “bad sides” of the abuser and make sure they remain oblivious to them.

They look the other way, or pretend that the abuser’s behavior is normative, or turn a blind eye to his egregious conduct.” — Dr. Sam Vanknin, Conning the System

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