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Doctor insights on: Sociopathic Tendencies In Teenagers

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Is most of our prison population guys with antisocial personality disorder?

Is most of our prison population guys with antisocial personality disorder?

No: Most are of limited intelligence, easily swayed by their confreres to engage in illegal activity. Many are victims of outrageous anti-drug laws which in fact promote the use of drugs rather than helping the victims. A few are there by accident. A small group indeed are sociopaths, with no consciences however these folks are frequently very intelligent and avoid capture. ...Read more

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Are abandonment fears in borderline personality disorder labeled as infantile?

Are abandonment fears in borderline personality disorder labeled as infantile?

Many adults fear it.: Fear of abandinment is, if we're honest, fairly wide spread. Panic and terrible reactive behaviors are, fortunately, rare and might be seen in bpd. I think the word "infantile" refers to the basis of the problem. That it begins when a baby experiences ongoing stress from questionable parenting - even including actual or temporary abandonment. It disrupts the development of trust which is critical. ...Read more

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Are people with dissociative identity disorders psychopaths?

Are people with dissociative identity disorders psychopaths?

Not at all: The term "psychopath" usually refers to antisocial personality disorder -- which is a pervasive pattern of disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others. In this there's deceitfulness, consistent irresponsibility, & much impulsivity. Did involves genuine inability to recall important info (more than simple forgetfulness), and multiple distinct identities taking control of behavior. ...Read more

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Can people with antisocial personality disorder legally keep their children?

Can people with antisocial personality disorder legally keep their children?

Legal Question: This is a legal, not a medical question. In most instances diagnosis is less important than behaviors. Usually if the person is a responsible and caring parent they will be considered for custody. For a more certain answer you should consult a family practice attorney in your legal jurisdiction. ...Read more

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Are abandonment fears in borderline personality disorder considered infantile features?

Are abandonment fears in borderline personality disorder considered infantile features?

Adults fear it too.: Fear of abandonment is, if we're honest, wide spread. Panic and terrible reactive behaviors are, fortunately, rare and might be seen in bpd. I think the word "infantile" refers to the basis of the problem. That it begins when a baby experiences ongoing stress from questionable parenting - even including actual or temporary abandonment. It disrupts the development of trust which is critical. ...Read more

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Who all is abused in childhood?

Who all is abused in childhood?

Why do you ask?: Children are abused in childhood and it is not gender specific. ...Read more

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Who are some celebraties with histrionic personality disorder?

Who are some celebraties with histrionic personality disorder?

Hard to say: Superficial guessing about such a thing would not be fair to anyone. And i hope you'll understand that most ethical doctors maintain the privacy of any patients for whom they come to a working diagnosis -- even those who are celebrities. ...Read more

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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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Is bipolar disorder inherent in families?

Is bipolar disorder inherent in families?

Usually: Bipolar disorder is often inherited, though the rates from parent to child are around 10%. If one of your parents has bipolar disorder, its a good idea to be aware of the symptoms and see a professional if they develop so one can learn how to cope and likely get on a mood stabilizer. ...Read more

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Is homicidal ideation more common in kids with conduct disorder?

Is homicidal ideation more common in kids with conduct disorder?

Yes: Since youth with conduct disorder frequently have difficulty modulating aggressive feelings, homicidal ideation can certainly be more common with these individuals. ...Read more

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Are people with paranoid personality disorder usually dangerous?

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Are people with paranoid personality disorder usually dangerous?

Paranoid: If suspicious of motives of others and become delusional about harm coming from others, can act out to protect self, not common. ...Read more

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How many people in the u.S. Are diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder?

How many people in the u.S. Are diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder?

Fairly common: Estimates are 8% in males and 5% in females in the us as lifetime prevalence. Since this tends to be a chronic disorders, especially if untreated, that translates pretty closely into you haveing about a 5-8% chance of running into (or being) someone with npd. ...Read more

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Are people with dissociative disorders psychopathic?

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Not really: The conflicts between alters are more internal than external. ...Read more

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Do older parents cause learning disorders in child?

Do older parents cause learning disorders in child?

No: There is no association between older parents and learning disabilities. Although, older mom's are more likely to have babies with down syndrome. And, there is emerging evidence that older fathers maybe at risk to have children with autism. Both of which, may have learning problems. ...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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How is bipolar disorder different in teens and children compared to adults?

How is bipolar disorder different in teens and children compared to adults?

Good Question: The whole issue of bipolar disorder in children is controversial, mostly because what we call bipolar disorder in children tends to look different than with adults. Chidlren with bipolar disorder tend to be more irritable, and their moods tend to be more fluctuating or mixed. There are not usually the clear cycles of mania and depression that occur more with teens and adults. ...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