Is Psychopathy treatable?

Posted on June 8, 2018

50% of the crimes committed in US are by people diagnosed with psychopathy, making it important for us to identify psychopaths. Some of the common traits according to the DSM-5 include ego centrism, deficit in pro-social skills, absence of empathy, being manipulative, deceitfulness, hostility, impulsiveness.

One common misconception of psychopaths is that they are all dangerous. There can be psychopaths who appear charming and charismatic, and do not harm those around them.

It is deemed as almost impossible to cure adult psychopathy, although psychopathy can be managed and kept under control. It is possible to prevent the development of psychopathy from a young age, as both nature and nurture interact to result in adult psychopathy.

Loving nature and care from the people around them, especially family members, are hypothesised to be crucial factors in determining pro-social nature of a psychopath. Those who received love from their family members when growing up can prevent those with psychopathic genetic traits from becoming an anti-social individual.

Most people tend to refer to Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) and Psychopathy as though they are the smae disorder, but they are differentMore information on the difference between Anti-social personality disorder and psychopathy can be found on: https://www.elementsbehavioralhealth.com/mental-health/psychopathy-vs-antisocial-personality-disorder/


Category(s):Antisocial personality

Source material from Brain Blogger


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