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what causes a person to be a sociopath

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sternberg
48 years experience Clinical Psychology
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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
15 years experience Psychiatry
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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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
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. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Holmberg
21 years experience Clinical Psychology
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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victoria Witt
21 years experience Psychiatry
Lacks empathy: Sociopaths lack genuine empathy towards others, use and manipulate others for the gain of the sociopath

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