Biology and Psychopathy Part II

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Biology and Psychopathy Part II
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Antisocial Personality Disorder Psychopathy DSM diagnosis; a type of Personality  Disorder Not an official diagnosis Diagnosed with DSM criteria “Diagnosed” typically with PCL-R Most clearly a lifestyle of repeated  violations of the rights of others and  failure to conform to social norms Most clearly a cognitive/emotional deficit  associated with antisocial or  aggressive/impulsive  behaviors Conduct disorder, lack of remorse, lack of  responsibility, no life plan, impulsive,  reactive aggression Juvenile delinquency, lack of remorse,  lack of responsibility, no life plan,  impulsive, reactive aggression and  instrumental aggression Associated with higher rates (relative to  non-ASPD controls) of anxiety,  depression,  substance abuse, suicide Inversely related to depression, tend not  to be anxious, are not typically suicidal Not Factor 1 or 2 necessarily, must fall  back on DSM critieria Factor 1 (affective deficits) and 2  (aggression/impulsivity) Not necessarily charming or “smooth” Superficial charm and glibness Often violent Not necessarily violent (but can be)
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2010 for the course PSYC 386 taught by Professor Conner during the Spring '10 term at Roosevelt.

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