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Doctor insights on: Sociopathic Symptoms In Women

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What is the triad the three main symptoms of having conduct disorder or antisocial behavior?

What is the triad the three main symptoms of having conduct disorder or antisocial behavior?

Disregard for others: There is not really a triad for antisocial pd, but it is characterized by a disregard and violation of the rights of others. People who suffer from this disorder think they have the right to exploit, harm or use other people. Some scholars theorize that they suffer from superego lacunae meaning that their conscience never developed. They may display impulsivity, aggressiveness and lack of remorse. ...Read more

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Are sociopathic tendencies hereditary?

Are sociopathic tendencies hereditary?

Probably not: Antisocial personality disorder, psychopath & sociopath refer to an indifference to social rules and a high level of callousness. “psychopath” originally suggested a biological tendency to antisocial behavior, while the term “sociopath” suggests that antisocial behavior is learned. Most theorists believe that antisocial behavior is learned, although brain injury may contribute to psychopathy. ...Read more

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What is meant by someone being sociopathic?

What is meant by someone being sociopathic?

Sociopath: Engaging in antisocial behaviors with no regards to safety of others, such as truancy, theft, criminal behaviors. ...Read more

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How can I leave my sociopathic boyfriend without making him angry?

How can I leave my sociopathic boyfriend without making him angry?

Carefully: You need support. Try a therapist, mental health clinic, local police department, local/state/national domestic violence help lines, etc. Good luck. Be smart and careful, but also don't be afraid to call 911 if you have the slightest hint you could be in trouble. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does conduct disorder in a child usually mean sociopathic tendency later?

Does conduct disorder in a child usually mean sociopathic tendency later?

Very likely: Without proper treatment during childhood, yes, conduct disorder often evolves into antisocial personality disorder in adulthood (sociopathy). ...Read more

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I have aspergers, but I have very manipulative and sociopathic tendencies at the same time. Is this common?

I have aspergers, but I have very manipulative and sociopathic tendencies at the same time. Is this common?

Not unusual: I can't say "common" but it may not be rare.
Asperger's lack of skill in interpersonal sensitivity could cause the lack of empathy or compassion that could allow such tendencies to develop without guilt - just operational pragmatic strategies. However, the skills for expert manipulation may be poor if you can't anticipate people's emotions. So, success may be spotty at best. ...Read more

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How can I know whether I have a sociopathic personality disorder or not? I was told that people didn't feel love at my age either, is this true?

How can I know whether I have a sociopathic personality disorder or not? I was told that people didn't feel love at my age either, is this true?

Start with Dr: First, see the dr. And get started with any proper psychiatric diagnosis, which may certainly include a psychiatrist input. As far as feeling love, . ..Definitely all people, at all ages can experience love both in giving it and receiving it. Love is a gift we all have inherently inside us, you just need to find it, and when you do, your world will change my friend! God bless. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to help someone (daughter) with sociopathic tendencies? My understanding is its a personality defect and can't be helped or medicated.

Is there anyway to help someone (daughter) with sociopathic tendencies? My understanding is its a personality defect and can't be helped or medicated.

Please try!: I'm sure you don't want her to grow up to be a sociopath so do something now to try to make a difference - take her to a good therapist--look at how you and your family may possibly be contributing to her being this way--family therapy might be helpful--make clear family rules--set clear limits with clear consequences --be consistent in how you follow through--keep working with those helping you. ...Read more

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Is sociopathic behavior more commonly seen in twins?

Is sociopathic behavior more commonly seen in twins?

No: Sociopathy (sometimes called psychopathy) is a personality trait characterized by demonstrated lack of regard for the rights and well-being of others, exploitive behavior, indifference to punishment, sensation seeking and impulsivity. Studies of twins indicate a strong genetic predisposition is a cause of sociopathy. I know of no research showing twins to be more likely than others to have it. ...Read more

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How do you explain to your adult children about your sociopathic sister and why you've pulled away from having a relationship with the sister?

How do you explain to your adult children about your sociopathic sister and why you've pulled away from having a relationship with the sister?

Honesty: Your children are adults. Hopefully they can understand honest simple language. Regardless, it is your decision and one I am sure you have not made lightly. So what is best for you and your safety and that of your family. If a relationship is destructive, then why continue? ...Read more

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How would you know if someone has antisocial behavior disorder?

Disregard for others: I'm wondering if you mean antisocial personality disorder. If a person has this, they would show a long standing pattern of anti-social attitudes and behaviors, including some of these: 1) lack of guilt, remorse, and care towards others; 2) minimal consideration of social norms and rules; 3) few close relationships; 4) trouble dealing with frustration and anger; and 5) a tendency to blame others. ...Read more

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I am not the same around people anymore. Do I have antisocial behavior?

Antisocial behavior: An antisocial personality is very different. It is a person without a conscience, many times with criminal behavior. It generally does not develop late in life. ...Read more

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I was wondering is it possible for a sociopathic child to be misdiagnosed as having oppositional defiant disorder?

I was wondering is it possible for a sociopathic child to be misdiagnosed as having oppositional defiant disorder?

Yes: The problem is that we do not define a child as having antisocial personality disorder or sociopathy at a young age. They are referred to as having conduct disorder. Once they are 18 years old, if sociopathy remains then the diagnosis can be rendered, provided that the conduct disorder diagnosis was also rendered by 15. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for someone with sociopathic personality disorder? More than that, what is a spouse to do (me) when it's suspected?

If you think your: Hubby has symptoms of Antisocial Personality Disorder, it is highly probable that you are a victim of verbal, physical or sexual spousal abuse. If so, call the 24/7 Portland Women's Crisis Line, 503-235-5333 See the http://ocadsv. Org/looking-help list of local counseling & legal services. Seek individual therapy for yourself. No provider can advise you without first performing an assessment. ...Read more

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Any doctors keeping up with the jodi arias murder trial? If so, what do you think about her psychological nature, is she just sociopathic?

Any doctors keeping up with the jodi arias murder trial? If so, what do you think about her psychological nature, is she just sociopathic?

General comment.: While I agree with dr. Pappas - I will make a general statement. Having severe characterologic defects does not mean that one is crazy or that they are not responsible for their behavior. ...Read more

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How do we parent a 15 yr old boy with sociopathic behavior?

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How do we parent a 15 yr old boy with sociopathic behavior?

Sociopath: Clear guidelines and firm limits setting, involve in individual and family counseling, provide modeling and guidance. ...Read more

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I am not sleeping at all for the past 3 days, trauma from my sociopathic ex gf who mentally and physically abused me 3 years ago keeps upsetting me as I am finally in a healthy good relationship with someone else, how should I deal with this?

I am not sleeping at all for the past 3 days, trauma from my sociopathic ex gf who mentally and physically abused me 3 years ago keeps upsetting me as I am finally in a healthy good relationship with someone else, how should I deal with this?

Sleep hygiene: Do your best to maximize your opportunity to sleep through self help sleep hygiene measures like avoiding stimulants in your diet inbthe evening, etc. Also consider talking to a therapist or physician about your concerns regarding your abusive relationship. Sleep is essential and going more than 2-3 nights without sleeping well can cause all sorts of physical and mental issues ADDRESS NOW! ...Read more

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Is there any medication that can curb sociopathic behavior in a 9 year old with bipolar, rad, and ADHD who has not responded to 6 years of therapy?

Is there any medication that can curb sociopathic behavior in a 9 year old with bipolar, rad, and ADHD who has not responded to 6 years of therapy?

Start with work-up: No medication currently available treats sociopathy, but that is a quite rare condition at age 9, and you mention a number of other diagnoses that potentially are medication responsive. You did not state what you meant by "therapy" or whether the child has been on medications already. I recommend going to a strong academic center specializing in children and obtaining a thorough assessment. ...Read more

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Do adolescents with conduct disorder develop antisocial behavior due to some genetic trait?

Do adolescents with conduct disorder develop antisocial behavior due to some genetic trait?

Nature/nurture: There is a nature and nurture component in personality disorders such as conduct disorder, psychopathy/sociopathy (AKA antisocial personality disorder) however it's not a question of genetics or environment, it's usually a combination of the two. ...Read more

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Symptoms of thyriod in women?

Symptoms of thyriod in women?

Many: For hypothyroid, here are some common symptoms: fatigue, weight gain, dry skin, headache, hoarseness of voice, irregular menses, decreased appetite, muscles pain, depression, cold intolerence, constipation... For her hyperrthyroidism, you could have: fast heart beats, increased sweating, insomnia, palpitations, tremors, more bowel movements, can't stand heat... ...Read more

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What are female symptoms of diabetes?

What are female symptoms of diabetes?

Recurrent yeast infn: Increased thirst, urinating a lot and recurrent yeast infections. ...Read more

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Do pregrant women always get symptoms?

Do pregrant women always get symptoms?

Yes.: But what symptoms? You did not mention anyone! One symptom is often unpleasant-nausea, but it is usually a sign of a healthy pregnancy. Back pain, swelling of legs, breast engorgement are all common! ...Read more

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What are symptoms of low estrogen in women?

What are symptoms of low estrogen in women?

Periods: Menopause is a time when the ovaries stopped producing estrogen. The symptoms of hot flashes, pain with intercourse, and droopy breasts. In women of reproductive age, the symptoms may be different. Very light periods, lack of periods, or shrinking breasts can be clues. You can determine low estrogen by a blood test (lh, fsh, estradiol) on day 2 or 3 of the menstrual cycle and a week before. ...Read more

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When do chalmydia symptoms begin for women?

When do chalmydia symptoms begin for women?

Varies: In some, they can show up in a few days. As many as 50% never have outward symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of myocarditis female 24?

What are the symptoms of myocarditis female 24?

Myocarditis: This is an inflammatory process that affects the heart muscle. It can be associated with various forms of chest pain, fever or shortness of breath. One can also see irregularities in the heart rhythm (I.e. Palpitations etc) ...Read more

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What are appendicitis symptoms in women over 40?

What are appendicitis symptoms in women over 40?

Right sided pain: No mater what age you are, you will have pain in right lower side of your belly. Fever chills nausea and vomiting may be present. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bulimia for young women?

What are the symptoms of bulimia for young women?

Food secrecy: Food may be hoarded and eaten in secret -- followed by vomiting so as not to gain weight. It can be an obsessive behavior. The person is generally consumed with weight and body image, but deals with anxiety and other emotional pain through food behaviors. There may be depression as well as cravings for sweets, other carbs, etc which trigger the binges -- followed again by vomiting. ...Read more

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What are all the symptoms of Gonorreah in women?

What are all the symptoms of Gonorreah in women?

Initially: You may have no symptoms or a slight increase of discharge late gonorrhea might lead to PID or other pelvic infections... your male partner may have a painful drip. Seek an exam with your doc if you think you have been exposed ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of fertilization in female?

What are the symptoms of fertilization in female?

Late period: Late or missed period is the first, and the only completely reliable one. 'implantation bleeding' is trendy but inconsistent and unreliable as proof of anything. ...Read more