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What causes a person to be a sociopath

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sternberg
Clinical Psychology 50 years experience
Sociopathy: Sociopathy is is traditionally defined as a personality disorder characterized by enduring antisocial behavior, diminished empathy and remorse, and di... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Antisocial: A sociopath is mainly characterized by a lack of remorse for causing harm to other people, animals or property. The person lacks empathy and experienc... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Antisocial: The modern clinical term for sociopathy is antisocial personality disorder. The hallmark of this disorder is the person seems to have no conscience, o... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Sociopath: Pattern of disregard for, & violation of the rights of others. They cannot conform to social norms. They can be impulsive, deceitful, aggressive, irre... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Antisocial: The modern clinical term for sociopathy is antisocial personality disorder. The hallmark of this disorder is the person seems to have no conscience, o... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Holmberg
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23 years experience
Volatility: Sadistic personality, as a specified disorder had a short run. It is not in the current manual and not likely in the dsm v. Both psychopathy and sadi... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Not usually: The correct clinical term for sociopath/psychopath is antisocial personality disorder, which manifests itself the majority of the time during childhoo... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Antisocial: Sociopathy can result in young adults with history of conduct disorder who have early history of oppositional defiant disorder who at earlier age had ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
A sociopath, simply: put, lacks empathy for others and what we often call a "conscience." This is a serious diagnosis and needs to be done by a mental health professional... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Others would notice: Others would probably notice before you do. Sociopaths exploit others for their own ends, and have no remorse for the pain they cause. They break law... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Antisocial: Sociopathy can result in young adults with history of conduct disorder who have early history of oppositional defiant disorder who at earlier age had ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
No: Sociopaths by definition have underdeveloped superegos or more simply, no conscience. They do not know the difference between right & wrong, have no m... Read More
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