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Describe two kinds of brain dysfunctions possibly linked to psychopaths. Can these dysfunctions be treated? If so, what methods may be most effective? Use scholarly resources to support your explanations.Re: Topic 4 DQ 1Psychopathy is a neuropsychiatric disorder marked by deficient emotional responses, lack of empathy, and poor behavioral controls, commonly resulting in persistent antisocial deviance and criminal behavior. Accumulating research suggests that psychopathy follows a developmental trajectory with strong genetic influences, and which precipitates deleterious effects on widespread functional networks, particularly within paralimbic regions of the brain (Anderson & Kiehl, 2014). Psychopathy is adevelopmental disorder indicated by emotional dysfunction and increased risk for aggressive behaviors(Blair, 2013). Two kinds of brain dysfunctions that have been found to be possibly linked to psychopaths are within the amygdala and posterior cingulate cortex (Blair, 2013). The amygdala is