DEER PARK, Texas — A Texas man has surrendered to deputies after being charged with child abandonment and endangerment after a photo of him on a motorcycle with a small child went viral on Facebook over the weekend. The Liberty County Sheriff's Office and Deer Park Police Department were overwhelmed with calls and complaints about the passenger, but it took a thorough investigation to find the rider and child.
Abandonment creates an emotional crisis of such intensity and duration that it mimics a full blown borderline episode. This has caused many a therapist to diagnose borderline personality disorder (BPD) in many a client in the throes of a painful separation. The emotional volcano of abandonment is often misunderstood by the clinician as evidence of serious psychiatric disorder.