Earlier this week, we reported that Farrah Abraham decided to diagnose her mother, Debra Danielsen, with Asperger's syndrome, a mild personality disorder found on the autism spectrum.
Astonishingly, Farrah's armchair psychoanalysis was aided and abetted by Dr. Drew, America's favorite unscrupulous quack disguised as a serious medical professional.
(Sorry, Dr. Phil!)
"Generally, healthcare professionals, in particular, neurologists and psychiatrists are best suited to establish if an individual has Asperger’s syndrome and schizoaffective disorder,” Debra said in a statement issued to The Ashley's Reality Roundup.
“I have been totally mentally, physically and emotionally healthy,” Debra continued.
“Both Dr. Ish Major and Dr. Venus Nicollini confirmed that on WEtv’s Marriage Boot Camp: Family Edition.”
We're beginning to wonder if anyone in Farrah's family has ever had a non-televised doctor's appointment, but that's a conversation for another time.
It's easy to blame Farrah for this ridiculous situation, but we're gonna go ahead and heap the majority of the responsibility at Dr. Drew's feet.
Diagnosing a patient that you haven't personally treated is considered the height of professional irresponsibility in the medical community.
Doing so publicly in order to buddy up to your non-patient's dysfunctional daughter is borderline depraved.
Farrah can sit in judgment and tell the world that her mother suffers from testicular torsion and a chronic case of five-head if she wants to.
No one will take it seriously, because she's not a doctor.
(Also, she's Farrah Abraham, so no one takes anything that she says seriously.)
Drew, however, is supposed to be a bit more responsible, and should no better than to applaud Farrah's baseless insights on his podcast.
Fortunately, Deb's not taking this one lying down.
In addition to going off on Farrah, she also let loose on her daughter's coattail-riding on-off boyfriend Simon Saran in a recent interview:
“Farrah deserves to have the best man available on this planet who cherishes her and my [granddaughter, Farrah’s daughter] Sophia,” Debra told In Touch, before referring to Simon as a “gold-digger.”
Simon, of course, responded in the douchey over-the-top fashion we've come to expect, tweeting:
“I’m a gold digger? Interesting, @ddanielsen when’s the last time you ever pulled out cash or a credit card around me? You dumb miserable hooker!”
Last we checked, Farrah and Debra were not on speaking terms, and with exchanges like this, it's not hard to see why.
Fortunately, there's a sliver of good news for Debra in all of this:
The rumors about Farrah and Simon getting engaged are not true, and Farrah says they're not even dating anymore.
Sometimes, you just have to be grateful for small miracles.