Psychopathy in women: theoretical and clinical perspectives

Psychopathy in women: theoretical and clinical perspectives

    An interesting article Abstract Prior research on psychopathy has primarily focused on the problem in men. Only a few studies have examined whether psychopathy even exists in women, and if so, how the disorder manifests itself in them. This paper presents a narrative review of the literature on gender and psychopathy. We briefly discuss why this is an important topic for women and we discuss its causes. The concept of psychopathy is defined and related to the diagnostic systems. The…

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From Democracy to Pathocracy: The Rise of the Political Psychopath

From Democracy to Pathocracy: The Rise of the Political Psychopath

An interesting article.   Abstract : “Politicians are more likely than people in the general population to be sociopaths. I think you would find no expert in the field of sociopathy/psychopathy/antisocial personality disorder who would dispute this. That a small minority of human beings literally have no conscience was and is a bitter pill for our society to swallow — but it does explain a great many things, shamelessly deceitful political behavior being one.”—Dr. Martha Stout, clinical psychologist and former…

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The Unrecognized Problem of Female Psychopaths

The Unrecognized Problem of Female Psychopaths

      An interesting article.   Abstract : The Reality of Psychopathy Some people do not have a conscience. This is an idea that developed during the last century, based upon psychological observations of male inmates. Consequently, the anti-social behavior observed in this prison population forms the basis for much of what we now know about psychopathy, or what mental health professionals refer to as “anti-social personality disorder.” Since then, it’s been widely accepted that most people with strong…

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Personality Disorders in the Workplace: Shaking Down the Con Man

Personality Disorders in the Workplace: Shaking Down the Con Man

  An interesting article. Abstract: This is the third of seven articles that deal with personalities, personal style and trouble getting along in the workplace. Click here for an archive of the entire series. Each of the personality disorders discussed includes at least three elements. First, the behavior patterns are both inappropriate and painful to the self or to others. Second, the maladaptive patterns are substantially unaffected by external inducements to change. And third, little by little, the patterns create…

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Portrait of a corporate psychopath | Business | The Guardian

Portrait of a corporate psychopath | Business | The Guardian

An interesting article.   A new film and book reveal the corporation as a rapacious and immoral creature, writes Simon Caulkin. Source: Portrait of a corporate psychopath | Business | The Guardian

Borderline Personality Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Antisocial Personality Disorder, ADHD, Substance Use: Common Threads, Common Treatment Needs, and the Nature of Impulsivity

Borderline Personality Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Antisocial Personality Disorder, ADHD, Substance Use: Common Threads, Common Treatment Needs, and the Nature of Impulsivity

Another interesting article which helps to join some of the dots. Abstract: Our intent in offering this contribution is to share with independent practitioners recent advances in clinical psychology research that shed light on the nature of a wide range of disorders related to impulsivity, as well as information on treatment decisions to be made with individuals suffering from such disorders. We come from academic training programs designed to integrate clinical research and clinical practice (the last author is a…

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11 Ways to Spot a Psychopath at Work

11 Ways to Spot a Psychopath at Work

An interesting article Abstract: Not every successful, high-energy, intelligent, charming and persuasive person is a psychopath. What should you look for if you want to spot the psychopath? Source: 11 Ways to Spot a Psychopath at Work

Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) — Out of the FOG

Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) — Out of the FOG

An interesting article Abstract: Introduction *Does your loved one persistently lie to you or steal from you? * Do you get the feeling that they have no remorse for hurting you? * Does your loved one have a childhood diagnosis of conduct disorder? * Are your fearful of your safety? Is your loved one prone to violence and/or aggressive behavior? * Is your loved one unable to keep and maintain friendships? * Have you noticed that your loved one has…

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Emotional Sensitivity in Psychopaths

Emotional Sensitivity in Psychopaths

    A particularly interesting article which touches on the developmental deficit which is seen in those who suffer from ASPD. Abstract: Although psychopaths demonstrate emotional abnormalities such as shallow affect, lack of empathy, incapacity for love, lack of guilt or remorse, lack of fear, and emotional processing and response deficiencies they may show normal emotional responses or emotional hypersensitive in other areas. The correlates of emotional incapacities, emotional hypersensitivity, and normal emotional activities in psychopaths are studied and discussed…

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Antisocial Personality Disorder Treatment | Psych Central

Antisocial Personality Disorder Treatment | Psych Central

Another Interesting article. Abstract: Antisocial personality disorder is often misunderstood by both professionals and laypeople. Confused with the popular terms, “sociopath” or “psychopath,” someone who suffers from this disorder can be discriminated against within the mental health system, because of the symptoms of their disorder. Because there is usually a pervasive lack of remorse, and many time any feelings at all, they are assumed not to have any real feelings by many professionals. This can lead to difficulties within treatment….

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