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Psychopath traits genetic as in passed down from grandpa the jd?

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Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
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In brief: Not usually

While many personality traits and both major psychiatric diagnoses (schizophreniz and bipolar disorder) are often mainly genetic, psychopathic behavior traits are usually produced by traumatic experiences, often multiple and/or recurrent that happen during key developmental periods during early, often pre-school years.
There may also have been events or exposure to agents leke drugaalcohol, even.

In brief: Not usually

While many personality traits and both major psychiatric diagnoses (schizophreniz and bipolar disorder) are often mainly genetic, psychopathic behavior traits are usually produced by traumatic experiences, often multiple and/or recurrent that happen during key developmental periods during early, often pre-school years.
There may also have been events or exposure to agents leke drugaalcohol, even.
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Possibly

There is a genetic component in personality disorders such as psychopathy (AKA antisocial personality disorder) however it's not a question of genetics or environment, it's usually a combination of the two.

In brief: Possibly

There is a genetic component in personality disorders such as psychopathy (AKA antisocial personality disorder) however it's not a question of genetics or environment, it's usually a combination of the two.
Dr. Andrew Berry
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