Legal Abuse Syndrome (LAS) is now a separate diagnosis in DSM -5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders version 5):
LAS occurs when a person is repeatedly dragged back into court on false allegations or other misinformation. The court system is so aggressive and draining that in the case of PAS (Parental Alienation Syndrome), where the case is often dragged out for years, the children are traumatized, the person lives in emotional and mental turmoil.
They feel like they are constantly fighting for their life, or rights. They feel abused, and taken advantage of. They have all the same signs and symptoms as someone who has severe PTSD such as war veterans; i.e. reoccurring dreams, flashbacks, avoidance behaviors and hyperarousal symptoms. Some serious cases end in suicide.
* If you are deeply disillusioned and feeling oppressed as an American Citizen, resulting from experience with our justice system, you may be suffering from Legal Abuse
If you’ve been a litigant in court and justice was not to be obtained at any price, you may be suffering from Legal Abuse Syndrome.
If you fantasize an act of vigilante vengeance because it seems like the only recourse, you may be suffering from Legal Abuse Syndrome
If you’ve reported a crime and found that you were punished instead of the criminal, you may be suffering from Legal Abuse Syndrome.
If creativity and dreams have been left in the past because their development was ripped from you and torn to shreds by your protective systems, you may be suffering from Legal Abuse Syndrome.
If you feel numb, disconnected, and vulnerable, you may be suffering from Legal Abuse Syndrome.
If you feel that you have been victimized twice, once by a perpetrator and then by your protective system, you may be suffering from Legal Abuse Syndrome.
We are working out of this outstanding, insightful book “Legal Abuse Syndrome” by Dr. Karen Huffer. We highly recommend this book for your effective recovery.
Dr. Mario Jimenez Legal Abuse Syndrome Video Podcast