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Oscar Pistorius Has ‘Major Depressive Disorder,’ PTSD: Doctors

PRETORIA, South Africa - Double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius has a “major depressive disorder” and could be at risk of suicide if not treated, according to a psychiatrists’ report presented to his murder trial Wednesday. The so-called "Blade Runner" is suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after he fatally shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the report said. Pistorius has a history of feeling insecure but "does not display narcissism of psychopathy," according to the report, adding that there were no signs of abuse or coercion in his relationship with the model.

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The athlete spent a one month period as an outpatient at a psychiatric hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, for a mental evaluation ordered by the judge. Pistorius is accused of gunning down Steenkamp through a locked bathroom door in his home last year. He admits shooting the model and law graduate but denies premeditated murder, alleging he mistook her for an intruder. The trial continues.

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