Recently, Christopher Dorner went on a revenge rampage against the Los Angeles Police Department. His actions have stirred a debate as to whether or not Dorner was a sociopath. In a Huffington Post article, our own Dr. Elizabeth Waterman gave her opinion on the situation.
Christopher Dorner and His Quest for Revenge
Christopher Dorner was an ex-cop who was on a mission to expose the racism and corruption taking place in the police department. After his firing in 2009 that he believed was the result of said corruption, Dorner felt compelled to act. However, it’s this want to expose right from wrong that many professionals use to say he’s not, in fact, a sociopath.
In the Huffington Post article, Dr. Waterman states “While this man’s actions are unthinkable and inexcusable, he does not fit the profile of a sociopath, who lacks the capacity for empathy and has no respect for social morals and norms.” She goes on to say, “Dorner showed that he did care for the welfare of others, and, as a police officer, worked to protect the rights of others on a daily basis.” She goes on to say that his recent actions are in fact examples of how deeply he cared about right and wrong, even though his thoughts were skewed and misguided to lead to violent actions.
Finding Help at Morningside Recovery
Christopher Dorner may have also suffered from undiagnosed and untreated mental illnesses, which could have contributed to his outbursts and violent actions. These events are just another reason why a focus must be placed on mental health in our society. When it comes to mental health, Morningside Recovery has the services you need. Our mental health rehab will provide you with the programs and treatments needed to manage your mental health properly. Learning coping skills can make it easier to keep your emotions under control while living a full and normal life. If you are in need of our services, call Morningside Recovery today at 855-631-2135.