The Current | May 17, 2011 | 23:59

Parent Alienation Syndrome

After she was divorced, Pamela Richardson's son became estranged from her and later took his own life. She blamed her husband and a condition called Parental Alienation Syndrome ... a condition so controversial it has sparked a battle over whether it even exists.

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