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Sociopath (Definition)

A sociopath is someone who exemplifies antisocial personality disorder. Sociopaths are glib and superficially charming; they are masters of influence and deception. They have no guilt or remorse about exploiting or manipulating other people; winning is the most important thing. They can use words poetically and almost hypnotically. When veracity is challenged, ...Read more


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How do you become a sociopath? Is there anyway to become one with out family connection? If so, what does a person do to reach the state of mind of a sociopath?

How do you become a sociopath? Is there anyway to become one with out family connection? If so, what does a person do to reach the state of mind of a sociopath?

Antisocial: The modern clinical term for sociopathy is antisocial personality disorder. The hallmark of this disorder is the person seems to have no conscience, or sense of morality, or right or wrong. This person cannot empathize with others, is opportunistic, predatory, and often thrill seeking. An example of this would be Charles Manson. Causes can be both environmental and genetic. ...Read more

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Dealing with increasing levels of sociopathy I have always had a moderate level of sociopathy. It was apparant, at leas tto me, since age 5 that I was missing something others had. At 5 and 6, both my mother and grandmother, who never talked, at diffeent

Dealing with increasing levels of sociopathy I have always had a moderate level of sociopathy. It was apparant, at leas tto me, since age 5 that I was missing something others had. At 5 and 6, both my mother and grandmother, who never talked, at diffeent

I: I recommend that before you call yourself a sociopath, that you get evaluated by a psychologist or a psychiatrist. Just because someone calls you a monster when you are a child doesn't mean your are one. Young boys can be a real handful and can be very mischievous, it doesn't mean they are bad. If you have developed rules and an honor code to live by, that doesn't sound like one who totally flaunts rules. You seem to have a pretty negative opinion of yourself. Normally, you would not be admitted for long term psychiatric care for this reasom. I would like to suggest that you get a comprehensive psychological evaluation by either a psychologist or a psychiatrist in your area. This can be done as an outpatient. After an assessment is made, the doctor can provide you with education and present you with different options for help. Please don't sell yourself short. ...Read more

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Any advice for dealing with an adult family member with vascular dementia?

Any advice for dealing with an adult family member with vascular dementia?

Complex: Although behavioral issues may be similar to alzheimer's, here meds are a bit more involved. Need antiplatelet drug to prevent more strokes, and clopidogrel or Aggrenox may be useful. The best tested drugs for this kind of dementia are donepezil and galantamine (galantamine hydrobromide). ...Read more

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I'm 24. Recently I have been dealing with a lot. Money issues, losing a family member and a miscarriage. All I do is sleep and cry constantly

I'm 24. Recently I have been dealing with a lot. Money issues, losing a family member and a miscarriage. All I do is sleep and cry constantly

Depression: You have multiple reasons to be depressed. There are multiple ways to deal with the problems. If you ignore things you will continue to wants to cry, sleep, and avoid everyone. If you see a therapist you can talk thru a lot, but often times you will need a mild antidepressant along with therapy to get through things quicker. Good luck, I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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What is a good way to deal with a family member who has been diagnosed with cancer?

What is a good way to deal with a family member who has been diagnosed with cancer?

Knowledge is power: The best way to cope is to know the facts and accept them. You should learn all about the cancer that is inflicted on your loved one and find out its stage and prognosis from the treating doctor. Most patients with cancer are cured of their disease especiallly if it is caught and treated in its ealy stages. A little prayer daily can be an extra crutch and source of support for you and your family. ...Read more

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A family member was diagnosed with "capillary leak syndrome" thru mayo clinic- what is that? How does one get it? Can they do much to help?

A family member was diagnosed with "capillary leak syndrome" thru mayo clinic- what is that? How does one get it? Can they do much to help?

Genetic, very rare.: Clarkson's disease is what it is called. It is a very rare genetic mutation. It causes episodes of fluid leaking out of the blood vessels into the tissue. This can lead to low blood pressure, passing out or damage to organs from the low bp, even death. Need to see a specialist in this!

https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/capillary_leak_syndrome

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2947962/. ...Read more

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A family member of mine was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. Is this something I should tell my doctor about? I have micro hematoria in the urine

A family member of mine was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. Is this something I should tell my doctor about? I have micro hematoria in the urine

Family history: It is important for your doctor to know your family history. In this instance your hematuria is not related to cf. You could have a problem with calcium kidney stones, hyperparathyroidism or renal tubular acidosis. See your internist for evaluation and help. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can deal with a family member being diagnosed with breast cancer?

Can I tell me how I can deal with a family member being diagnosed with breast cancer?

Allow yourself to: Feel ; to explore the feelings it brings up. Educate yourself about breast cancer -knowledge is very helpful. Providing support to others can be a blessing for giver. Support your loved one ; consider supporting a breast cancer cause. Don't be afraid to share what you think and feel. Take care. ...Read more

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If parent had colon cancer at 80, what is risk of offspring getting it after 65? No other known family member was diagnosed with GI tumor or condition

If parent had colon cancer at 80, what is risk of offspring getting it after 65? No other known family member was diagnosed with GI tumor or condition

Cancer screening: Cancer screening is recommended and all populations over the age of 50. In your case it does not matter if a family member had cancer at the age of 80 you should have your screening at the age of 50 regardless. The only time this becomes significant is if a family member has cancer around the age of 50 in which case immediate family should be screen 10 years prior to that age. ...Read more

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Conversated numerous times with a family member who is diagnosed with TB (not sure if taking medication).I am pregnant with slight cough. No fever, weird feeling in chest area. Please advise.

Conversated numerous times with a family member who is diagnosed with TB (not sure if taking medication).I am pregnant with slight cough. No fever, weird feeling in chest area. Please advise.

If you have: Repeated close contact with someone who has active TB (who may or maynot be taking meds) recommend that you be assessed. I would hope that you already have been assessed depending on how long that relative has had tuberculosis. ...Read more

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What makes a sociopath?

What makes a sociopath?

Antisocial: The modern clinical term for sociopathy is antisocial personality disorder. The hallmark of this disorder is the person seems to have no conscience, or sense of morality, or right or wrong. This person cannot empathize with others, is opportunistic, predatory, and often thrill seeking. An example of this would be Charles Manson. ...Read more

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What are signs of sociopath?

Lacks empathy: Sociopaths lack genuine empathy towards others, use and manipulate others for the gain of the sociopath ...Read more

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How is a sociopath diagnosed?

How is a sociopath diagnosed?

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. It's easy to call others names like this. A mental health professional can provide education and possible support for loved ones also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How can I know im a sociopath?

How can I know im a sociopath?

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 laws; they lie; they steal, etc -- without any concern for the rights of others. They are often impulsive, and frequently involved with drug ; alcohol abuse. This article expresses some interesting ideas: http://tinyurl. Com/nc68upo. ...Read more

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What makes someone a sociopath?

What makes someone a sociopath?

Antisocial: The modern clinical term for sociopathy is antisocial personality disorder. The hallmark of this disorder is the person seems to have no conscience, or sense of morality, or right or wrong. This person cannot empathize with others, is opportunistic, predatory, and often thrill seeking. An example of this would be Charles Manson. ...Read more

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Can sociopaths feel shame, at all?

Can sociopaths feel shame, at all?

No: Sociopaths by definition have underdeveloped superegos or more simply, no conscience. They do not know the difference between right & wrong, have no moral code of ethics and therefore do not feel shameful when they have done something wrong. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a sociopath?

Disregard: Sociopaths show a pervasive pattern of disregard for the rights and feelings of others. They often lack empathy although they are usually very good at feigning such. They are also very egocentric, thinking only of themselves. ...Read more

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What are some signs of a sociopath?

These people: Generally don't really care about others in a genuine way. They may appear to be in your camp, but it is only to further their own causes, which are usually sinister. Common beliefs are that sociopaths lack conscience and remorse. Read: The Sociopath Next Door for an excellent, well-written explanation of this very complicated and potentially very difficult condition. ...Read more

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How to tell if you are a sociopath?

How to tell if you are a sociopath?

See Sociopath below: sociopath is defined as someone who is suffering from Antisocial Personality Disorder. Sociopaths show a pervasive pattern of disregard for the rights and feelings of others.

The spciopath is seen as a criminal, even killers, such behavior isn't essential to the dx. Of Antisocial Personality Disorder. The criteria include that the pt. Must be 18 or older & show a pattern deceit & lack of empathy ...Read more

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How does someone become a sociopath?

How does someone become a sociopath?

Sociopathy: There is no simple answer. Most likely a combination of genetic, environmental and psychosocial factors contribute to this disorder. ...Read more

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What to do if I may be a sociopath.?

What to do if I may be a sociopath.?

Antisocial: The modern clinical term for sociopathy is antisocial personality disorder. The hallmark of this disorder is the person seems to have no conscience, or sense of morality, or right or wrong. This person cannot empathize with others, is opportunistic, predatory, and often thrill seeking. An example of this would be Charles Manson. Any licensed mental health professional can make this diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could a kid be a jd instead of a sociopath?

Could a kid be a jd instead of a sociopath?

Not mutually...: ..Exclusive. Juvenile delinquency is a frequent early manifestation of sociopathic personality. ...Read more

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Am I a sociopath if in court system as teen?

Am I a sociopath if in court system as teen?

Sociopath?: The diagnosis of sociopathy refers to the whole way you live, chiefly manifest by complete lack of respect or ability to understand and emphathize with another person. A single incident in court does not imply this diagnosis. Sociopaths, because they don't respect the rights and property of others, do end up in court or juvenile hall a lot, but so do a lot of other teens who just make bad choices. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a sociopath person?

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 experiences urges to cause harm. ...Read more

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Hi I'm a sociopath - how did I get that way?

Hi I'm a sociopath - how did I get that way?

Nature vs nurture: I believe the current thinking is that sociopathy is more genetic than psychodynamic. In other words, you're a sociopath for the same reason nonsociopaths are not: you were born that way. Like Donald Trump. Interesting that you're curious; I thought that because sociopaths have no conscience, they don't care how they got that way. Maybe you're less of a sociopath than you think. ...Read more

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What is the best way to deal with a sociopath?

Stay Away: True sociopaths are not capable of having feelings for others. If you can help it, it's probably best to avoid them. ...Read more