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What causes a person to be a sociopath

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Dr. Daniel Sternberg
Clinical Psychology 49 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 16 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
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 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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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 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
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 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
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Holmberg
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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
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Well - I think that: self- diagnosis can be fraught with problems. Even though psychological testing can be helpful with diagnosis - it should be accompanied by evaluation... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 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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