Anti-Social Personality Disorder and Psychopathology


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Anti-Social Personality Disorder and Psychopathology
The word ‘psychopath’ is used in various ways in society. Whether it is to describe a person with angry impulses, in media to grossly exaggerate a suspect wanted in relation to a crime, or even in entertainment such as books and film wherein a killer is at large. Its related term, ‘psychopathology’ is also popular, applied in these same settings as well as in psychology practice to describe either a range of personality disorders under a single term, including dissociative, sociopathic or anti-social, or to refer specifically to a single mental illness. ‘Anti-social personality disorder’, while a relatively newer phrase and diagnosis, is sometimes used interchangeably with...
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