Psychology/Psychiatry

American Psych Assoc: Don't Recognize "Affluenza" Diagnosis Used in Juvenile's Defense in Fatal DUI

Texas teen faced up to 20 years in prison, will do 10 years of probation instead

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The American Psychiatric Association says it does not recognize the diagnosis of 'affluenza,' that a psychologist said a wealthy North Texas teenager suffered from when he killed four pedestrians while driving drunk.

The association says Thursday there is no such diagnosis in its most recent manual published in May.