http://www.notaryengland.co.uk/blog/ Mass killer Anders Breivik has rare form of Aspergers
Posted on 10:03pm Friday 8th Jun 2012
One of Norway’s most prominent psychiatrists, Professor Ulrik Fredrik Malt of Olso University, believes that Norwegian mass killer Anders Breivik has a rare, high-functioning form of Asperger’s that has left him incapable of empathy or real friendship. He said: “It is plausible that there is Asperger’s, Tourette’s, and a narcissistic personality disorder.”
As evidence, he cited the lack of emotion Breivik showed when discussing those he killed, his impressive memory for details, his obsession with numbers, his hypergraphia (obsessive writing), and his monotonous tone of voice. Malt stated that all of these were evidence of “functional disorders of the brain lobes.”
Breivik angrily interrupted Professor Malt’s testimony, complaining that his claims were “insulting” and “abusive”. But when given the opportunity to comment at the end of the day, he was cooly ironic. He said: “I would like to congratulate Professor Malt for his well-executed character assassination. In the beginning I was quite offended, but in the end I thought it was pretty funny. The premises outlined are not true.”
The 33 year old extremist has already confessed to killing the 77 people in his massacre last July, and has now instructed his lawyers to fight for him to be declared sane, even though this would mean he spends the next 21 years in prison, rather than a secure mental hospital.