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Driven by current events, "Dr. Drew" on HLN focuses on the human - and human behavior - at the center of the story.

'Affluenza': Is it real? Can other people catch it?

  • Lawyers argued 16-year-old suffers from 'Affluenza' because his parents let him get away with everything
  • Ethan Couch pleaded guilty to killing four while driving drunk
  • Judge gave the Texas teen probation

A 16-year-old who killed four people while driving drunk in Texas has been sentenced to probation after his attorneys argued that his wealthy parents were responsible for his actions because of the way he had been raised.

A psychologist testified that Ethan Couch was a product of wealth and got whatever he wanted -- and the judge agreed.

Will treatment help the troubled teen? And is "Affluenza" even a real diagnosis? Dr. Drew's "Behavior Bureau" weighs in.

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