Thursday, June 24, 2010

A Real Housewife's View of Bravo's Real Housewive's Psychological Disorders

A blog comment this morning pointed me to a blog I've read before, written by a housewife with a psych degree, blogging a very detailed analysis of the psychological disorders of various housewives from the various Real Housewives shows.

The Real Housewife starts off analyzing the housewife who most viewers agree is obviously quite mentally ill, Kelly Bensimon. Other New York Housewives to lay on the Real Housewife's couch are Ramona Singer, Bethenny Frankel, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps and classic narcissist, Jill Zarin.

On the couch from the New Jersey Housewives are Teresa Giudice and Danielle Staub.

Only Vicki Gunvalson from the Orange County girls has her disorder analyzed.

And no one from Atlanta gets the shrink treatment. Maybe the Real Housewife doesn't watch the Atlanta Housewives.

Below is a piece of what the Real Housewife had to say about Kelly Bensimon. You can go to the Real Housewife blog to read more...

I am returning to the subject of Kelly Killoren Bensimon today. Kelly is one of the women featured on Bravo’s Real Housewives Of New York City, also known as RHONY. I wrote my first post about Ms. Bensimon right after I watched the shows where she had an emotional breakdown while vacationing with the other RHONY wives. My thought at the time was that she was suffering from a case of paranoid personality disorder.

Since then I have observed Kelly more on TV and through her twitter posts. I have also been reading comments here on my blog and doing further research on my own. After much thought, I am reevaluating my prior judgement.

I still think what is wrong with Kelly is a form of paranoia but I believe it is schizoaffective disorder. I could not have said that for my first post because more observation was needed to justify that explanation, it could not be based on that one particular incident.

Schizoaffective disorder is a mental disorder characterized by recurring episodes of simultaneously elevated and depressed mood, that alternate with, or occur together with, distortions in perception. It most commonly affects cognition and emotion. Auditory hallucinations, paranoia, bizarre delusions, or disorganized speech and thinking with significant social and occupational dysfunction are typical.


angelofdevs said...

I swear I will get to all of the shows. I do watch both Atlanta and OC but I am trying to complete the current cities being shown first.

Thanks for the feature :).

Durango TV said...

Thank you, angelofdevs, for making some sense of those housewive's senseless behavior.