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A PSYCHOLOGIST treating former ABC presenter Andy Muirhead has told a court he viewed child pornography because of work stress and not for sexual gratification.
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he viewed child pornography because of work stress and not for sexual gratification.
Dr Haines said Muirhead had developed a dissociation condition after working up to seven days a week in the two ABC jobs.
"He was exhausted, he didn't have any balance in his life," she told the court on Friday.
"That level of pressure increases people's stress levels, it increases their arousal.
"That level of arousal starts to feel normal."
She said the arousal was not sexual but involved the "sympathetic" nervous system causing symptoms such as increased adrenaline and heart rate.