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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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- Spring '10
- Antisocial personality disorder, Psychopathy, Disorder (APD), APD Characteristics