Insanity - toward others Oftentimes called psychopaths or...

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Insanity A legal term referring to an inability to manage one’s affairs or to be aware of the consequences of one’s actions Expert Witness Person recognized by a court of law as being qualified to give expert testimony on a specific topic May be psychologist, psychiatrist, and so on Insanity is established by testimony from an expert witness Personality Disorders Patterns usually begin during adolescence or childhood Deeply rooted Span many years Personality Disorders: Antisocial Personality Disorder (APD) Definition: A person who lacks a conscience Typically emotionally shallow, impulsive, selfish, and manipulative
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Unformatted text preview: toward others Oftentimes called psychopaths or sociopaths APD Characteristics Many are delinquents or criminals, but many are NOT crazed murderers as displayed on television Create a good first impression and are often charming Cheat their way through life May be blind to signs of disgust in others Tend to be thrill-seekers APD: Causes and Treatments Possible Causes: Childhood history of emotional deprivation, neglect, and physical abuse Underarousal of the brain Very difficult to effectively treat Will likely lie, charm, and manipulate their way through therapy...
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