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  1. #1 Does low levels of psychopathy can be treatable? 
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    Hello

    I was read in the DSM IV (free downloaded):

    -psychopathy have prevalence in lower classes
    -constitutes the 3% of male population.

    Is that true? In a group of 300 males, 9 are psychopaths. Surely not all of them are dangerous criminals,... then maybe 3 guys could be only harassers (bully, mobbing...)?

    Any treatment can work for them?


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    Some psychotherapies may work, marriage, family, spirituality, better living conditions, or castration (chemical or otherwise) would certainly decrease there crime rate. If there psychopathy is related to depression medications may help, anti-psychotics would certianly zombify them, electrical brain stimulation of areas associated with empathy may work.


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    have you the source of these investigation?
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    I live in south america. If DSM claims 3% of male population have antisocial personality disorder, in every human race; why there is no death row in south america?...why i almost never heard TV news about serial killers/serial poisoners/bombers/etc in south america?



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    What is the difference between antisocial personality disorder and psychopathy?
    There are levels of psychopathy? How many levels exists? Could you post here any serious source about it?

    Is it really possible to live together (with quality of life) with a low level psychopath, or is a myth?
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    Wow, You are really fixated on the label psycopath. I really suggest that you speak to proffesional in the field of psychology. Just because someone exhibits behaviour such as harrasing etc does not make them a psychopath. Seriously talk to a pro seek out a councilor but If you dont have a degree dont try to make a diagnoses on your own. the DSM IV is great if you understand the basic concepts involved in abnormal psychology. The problem with psychology is that it is not a hard science. There is to much interpretation involved.
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    [QUOTE=dmwyant;322913]Wow, You are really fixated on the label psycopath. I really suggest that you speak to proffesional in the field of psychology. [QUOTE]
    Thanks for your advice.
    To speak a psychologyst? or a psychiatrist?
    Where i live, doctors use to forge their certificates. There are very lack of ethics in the professional world of my country.
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    Pychopathy and sociopathy are older terms for what is now grouped as Anti-social personality disorder. Sociopathy used to be used to describe criminals who were more calculating while psychopathy would be used for criminals like Ted Bundy who were particularly impulsive. Anti-Social behaviors can be considered in people like your coworkers. If they put on superficial charm, make you think your there best friend, and then go behind your back for there own gain - it could be said that they are exhibiting anti-social behavior. You can think of it as a perversion of a trait which we all have, to not care about others. Sure I care about others, but I'm not running off and donating a kidney, or joining the peace corps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmwyant View Post
    Seriously talk to a pro seek out a councilor but If you dont have a degree dont try to make a diagnoses on your own. the DSM IV is great if you understand the basic concepts involved in abnormal psychology. The problem with psychology is that it is not a hard science. There is to much interpretation involved.
    A diagnosis is not really important. I strongly suspect he is perverse, sadistic. I suspect he feel enormous gratification (not sure if sexual) from the suffering of family.
    I am an acute observer, early piano player, sensitive, used to be obsessed with plastic arts, perfection in the forms...i perceive something macabre from his face... the other family members are 'non-artistic'.
    My skill to detect a liar/malicious people often surprises them... but my hipothesis of a psycho bro hurts terribly their religious hearts.

    If he is a perverse, exist a legal tool we can use to send him to another house?
    Predators lives in solitude? With other predators?
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    The point is a psychologist says he is no a psycho, the psychiatrist says he is a paranoid schizofrenic, but it is ridiculous.
    He is a paranoid who intentionally exposes to real danger...constantly. Since ever.
    I know his history, they dont.
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    ''You donīt know The basic concepts involved in abnormal psychology'', ''There is to much interpretation involved''.
    What are you trying to say? My bro is extremely secretive. Is impossible to trust in his words. The only information you can obtain from him is by his 'stone face' gestures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bezoar View Post
    ''You donīt know The basic concepts involved in abnormal psychology'', ''There is to much interpretation involved''.
    What are you trying to say? My bro is extremely secretive. Is impossible to trust in his words. The only information you can obtain from him is by his 'stone face' gestures.
    If hes diagnosed with schizophrenia and is on anti-psychotic medication, the "stone face" is a nearly universal side affect. Its strange but schizophrenics tend to look far more concerning when there on the meds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thevillageidiot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bezoar View Post
    ''You donīt know The basic concepts involved in abnormal psychology'', ''There is to much interpretation involved''.
    What are you trying to say? My bro is extremely secretive. Is impossible to trust in his words. The only information you can obtain from him is by his 'stone face' gestures.
    If hes diagnosed with schizophrenia and is on anti-psychotic medication, the "stone face" is a nearly universal side affect. Its strange but schizophrenics tend to look far more concerning when there on the meds.
    Ha ha ha! ... thanks man, you've cheered my day.
    please, excuse me if I seem sarcastic

    i'm an artist, my septic brother always had that 'stone face', inexpressive. Never shed a tear, never lamented for something...
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    Could we get all of Bezoars threads on this topic merged please?
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    There are different levels of psychopathy (see the score levels of the Levenson Self-Report Psychopathy Scale). I think all should be treatable though, although it might take medication.
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    Hi I was pointing out a new paper in the journal Brain, which is discussed in Bioscience Technology, indicating that psychopaths may be curable--some anyway. When asked to just look at a person being hurt, the empathy area of the brain does not light up for them (when lying in MRIs). But when they are instructed to feel empathy while watching someone being hurt, the right area of the brain does light up. Researchers are duking this out re: what it means.
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    I want to believe 'anyone' can change if he/she wishes to, but psychopathy is a very complex disorder. Psychopaths lack the ability to self reflect on the harm that they inflict on others. If we are to change, through therapy, etc...we must be able to want to change. Psychopaths honestly lack that ability of self reflection needed for recovery and growth. So, 'curing' them is a pretty tough task, perhaps impossible.
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