I have written about Parental Alienation before. If you wonder why I don’t call it Parental Alienation syndrome, it is because there is no such thing. Parents can and do behave in ways intended to alienate their children from the other parent, but it is not a syndrome or disorder and is not listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. It was invented by a man named Richard Gardner, his own mental health is questionable. He committed suicide after making millions of dollars as an expert witness on Parental alienation. PAS has not been scientifically proven to be a real mental disorder. You can read more about how Minnesota law considers non scientifically proven concepts here.
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