Who Would Make False Allegations?
May 12, 2011
Ms Magazine wants you to believe false accusations are almost non-existent. But Dr. Richard Hall shows us that false allegations of abuse occur in a variety of contexts; the most frequent being:
1) disputed and ugly divorce cases
2) in custody disputes involving children
3) by angry borderline patients
4) by patients with Munchausen’s syndrome by proxy
5) by psychopaths against authority figures
6) by inadequate patients with strong needs for recognition and attention
7) by patients with personality disorders
8)by substance abusers, particularly alcoholics
9) by patients with paranoid psychoses
10) by patients with paranoid personality
11) by patient with “multiple personalities”
12) by passive patients urged to file complaints by their therapists to meet the unspoken needs of the therapist.
(I would also include people with a victim complex and people who have suffered repeated trauma)
Notice most of these people have a distorted sense of reality. So it’s hard to say they are liars, because they may believe they are telling the truth. It’s also possible that their subconscious mind compels them to lie as some sort of self-defense mechanism or as a form of denial.