Psychiatric group: No 'affluenza' diagnosis; Texas teen's probation for fatal DWI stirs anger

  • Article by: RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 12, 2013 - 9:40 PM

HOUSTON — "Affluenza," the affliction cited by a psychologist to argue that a North Texas teenager from a wealthy family should not be sent to prison for killing four pedestrians while driving drunk, is not a recognized diagnosis and should not be used to justify bad behavior, experts said Thursday.

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