The way Jon Gosselin sees it, his ex-wife, Kate, might have actual psychiatric issues. Unless she gets evaluated and can prove otherwise, Jon is bent on getting temporary primary custody of the couple’s eight children.

“She instills fear in them, and she controls their life,” the former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star tells E! Online. "I want temporary primary custody until Kate goes on a psychiatric evaluation."

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Currently, Kate has primary custody of the sextuplets, 9, and twins, 13. Jon has been living in a secluded cabin in rural Pennsylvania with his girlfriend, Liz Jannetta, and it’s unclear how often the kids visit him.

Just a few weeks ago, Kate made national headlines when she snapped at twins Mady and Cara on national TV. Jon quickly spoke out about the situation, saying he feels “horrible” for his daughters and blasting Kate for her actions.

Then there’s the January 20 cover of People magazine, where Mady and Cara are quoted as saying, “Here's the big news: We're not messed up.” The twins insist they’re not damaged or scarred, but Jon isn’t buying it.

"That article is total f—king bulls—t. I really think that was edited using Mady and Cara as the source," he tells E!

Clearly, the battle between Jon and Kate is just beginning.

SourceE! Online