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can a sociopath bond with a pet?

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Dr. Kamlesh Desai
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Probably: Probably.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Frankly-: A sociopath may bond with a cat or kill it. It depends on if the right kind of connection is made.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Yes: This can happen, even in cases of prior cruelty to animals, albeit it does not happen often. The correct clinical term for sociopathy is antisocial personality disorder.

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