What does Psychopath mean? Antisocial Personality Disorder - Mental Health Help with Kati Morton

Ever wonder what a "psychopath" really is? Today I explain what that term really means and what people who struggle with this are like. Antisocial personality disorder is a mental health condition in which a person has a long-term pattern of manipulating, exploiting, or violating the rights of others. This behavior is often criminal. Antisocial personality disorder is often referred to as psychopathy or sociopathy in popular culture. However, neither psychopathy nor sociopathy are recognized professional labels used for diagnosis. Symptoms of Antisocial Personality Disorder: Antisocial personality disorder is diagnosed when a person's pattern of antisocial behavior has occurred since age 15 (although only adults 18 years or older can be diagnosed with this disorder) and consists of the majority of these symptoms: Failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviors as indicated by repeatedly performing acts that are grounds for arrest Deceitfulness, as indicated by repeated lying, use of aliases, or conning others for personal profit or pleasure Impulsivity or failure to plan ahead Irritability and aggressiveness, as indicated by repeated physical fights or assaults Reckless disregard for safety of self or others Consistent irresponsibility, as indicated by repeated failure to sustain consistent work behavior or honor financial obligations Lack of remorse, as indicated by being indifferent to or rationalizing having hurt, mistreated, or stolen from another There should also be evidence of Conduct Disorder in the individual as a child, whether or not it was ever formally diagnosed by a professional. Because personality disorders describe long-standing and enduring patterns of behavior, they are most often diagnosed in adulthood. It is uncommon for them to be diagnosed in childhood or adolescence, because a child or teen is under constant development, personality changes and maturation. According to the DSM-5, antisocial personality disorder cannot be diagnosed in people younger than 18 years old. Antisocial personality disorder is 70 percent more prevalent in males than females. The 12-month prevalence rate of this disorder is between 0.2 and 3.3 percent. Like most personality disorders, antisocial personality disorder typically will decrease in intensity with age, with many people experiencing few of the most extreme symptoms by the time they are in the 40s or 50s. Individuals with Antisocial Personality Disorder frequently lack empathy and tend to be callous, cynical, and contemptuous of the feelings, rights, and sufferings of others. They may have an inflated and arrogant self-appraisal (e.g., feel that ordinary work is beneath them or lack a realistic concern about their current problems or their future) and may be excessively opinionated, self-assured, or cocky. They may display a glib, superficial charm and can be quite voluble and verbally facile (e.g., using technical terms or jargon that might impress someone who is unfamiliar with the topic). Lack of empathy, inflated self-appraisal, and superficial charm are features that have been commonly included in traditional conceptions of psychopathy and may be particularly distinguishing of Antisocial Personality Disorder in prison or forensic settings where criminal, delinquent, or aggressive acts are likely to be nonspecific. These individuals may also be irresponsible and exploitative in their sexual relationships. A personality disorder is an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates from the norm of the individual's culture. The pattern is seen in two or more of the following areas: cognition; affect; interpersonal functioning; or impulse control. The enduring pattern is inflexible and pervasive across a broad range of personal and social situations. It typically leads to significant distress or impairment in social, work or other areas of functioning. The pattern is stable and of long duration, and its onset can be traced back to early adulthood or adolescence. MY FREE WORKBOOKS Self-Harm http://goo.gl/N7LtwU Eating Disorder Workbook http://goo.gl/DjOmkC My video schedule MONDAY - New video release http://goo.gl/OUEsgM TUESDAY - Tumblr Tuesday Vlog #KatiFAQ - https://goo.gl/79fMfa WEDNESDAY - Website & YouTube Vlog #KatiFAQ - https://goo.gl/CIp9b9 THURSDAY - Twitter Thursday Vlog #KatiFAQ - https://goo.gl/kL7ZjX FRIDAY - Facebook Friday Vlog #KatiFAQ - https://goo.gl/kjYLeR Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/FEip/ -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Mitchell Davis talks Agoraphobia, OCD & Panic Attacks | On The Couch Ep. 3 with Kati Morton" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ra8gUzMUuXY -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-

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Articulate Pineapple: I thought there would be graphics.

llynn76: Very well explained from one clinician to another LMHP, LADC :)

Kirkland Rowe: I find this insanely amusing "I am antisocial, I am a killer, I am violent, I break laws, I manipulate people, I am a horrible person, I cheat on my partner" its like no one has ever heard of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) its a form of psychotherapy (talk therapy) the goal is to change negative behaviours into more positive behaviours by rewiring the brain circuits around the negative behaviour. the more and more we do something will develop a brain circuit around that behaviour so eventually it becomes normal and we do it all the time. ANYONE can use CBT to change behaviours even someone with neural pathway deterioration between regions of their brain can use CBT to change their APD behaviours.

So everyone who says bad things about APD is wrong and uneducated about modern psychotherapies. maybe you should read a book before you base your "personal definition" of Antisocial Personality Disorder off of the latest episode of Criminal Minds. In case you do not know what Criminal Minds is, it is a made up TV show where "Behavioural Analysts" hunt Criminals. It has been said on the Show that they specialize in hunting Serial Killers, in my opinion they have linked hitmen, psychopaths, killing/harming, kidnapping, etc together which is incorrect because not every kidnapper has an antisocial personality, kills/harms people. because we are psychologically drilled to learn something from absolutely everything we experience we tend to not understand or see the difference between visual entertainment which has little to no educational value behind it and fact based knowledge. our brains just take in all this information or lack thereof and this is what develops our "personal definitions" I know I am not wrong about this. I am pretty sure you have went to the movies, watched TV, etc and then shared your experience with people in your life what is displayed in movies is biased by what society accepts and doesn't accept because of this labels are made/given. I dare you to ask 10 people what their "personal definition" of Sociopathy and Psychopath is, 7+ out of the ten will say they are "killers" or something along the lines of violent/harmful and you can thank societies biases for that.

if you have ever seen the movie "psycho", read the book "never let me go" by Kazuo Ishiguro or "brave new world" by Aldous Huxley. the titles I mention are only some of the evidence that supports my point. In these titles APD is looked at as violent or harmful in some way.

Phil King: If society is unnatural, then it is justified.

Design Drips: So what if you have this? What can be done? I have a really strong suspicion that I'm a sociopath.

Karen Fyke: There are two categories of Antisocial Personality Disorder (APD) - the Sociopath and the Psychopath...1) in simplest of terms, the Sociopath shows their symptoms and can be identified. They are not as able to blend into society as the Psychopath. They are much more symptomatic than a psychopath. Also, it has been researched that environmental factors shape the development of this personality disorder rather than it being genetic. They can have genetic traits that predisposes them however2) in contrast, the Psychopath can blend in and are very calculated. They watch and study other people to learn feelings and emotion, they actually are not capable of such as remorse and love, and they are masters at working the system. It is for this reason, that they are considered to be more dangerous than the sociopath.  The current research behind the causes of the Psychopathic personality leans to a neurological defect and deficit that is based more on genetic factors rather than environmental factors, but most certainly environmental factors can trigger and exacerbate this disorder.   There is no known effective treatment for the Psychopath. Conventional treatment only work right into the hands of this type of person who finds great amusement and personal satisfaction in duping anyone who tries to "help" and therefore is not only effective but will embolden the psychopath. There has been a very small research study design on the effectiveness of religion/spiritual rehabilitation based "treatment" and current research focuses on the fact based upon fMRI imaging that shows psychopaths are capable of empathy, they just can turn it off and on like a switch, so if an individual can be trained to keep this empathy switch on by default rather than off by default, this is where current research is showing suggested focus in developing future treatment that may be able to treat the psychopath, but still these studies are only drawing attention to what is occurring in the brain cortex which have to do with the cerebral functions of empathy (emotion).

PIKLET A55ASSIN: When I was little I was a very angry kid... I put my cat in the freezer, I threatened to kill my sister countless of times and nearly did I also got caught making a knife out of a snapped ruler need I say more? Anywayse my friend said (after knowing me since kindergarten) you should checkout this shrink chick and here I am feeling like a future serial killer it's funny cause my dream job is to be a detective so the way I see it is eaither way imma see some blood

Rose W: not all aspd's or people diagnosed with conduct disorder commit crimes. Sociopath means someone with ASPD who is like that because of childhood trauma, and psychopath means someone who's simply born with the condition.

zee lo: i used to trap bees inside coke bottles and shake them around when i was a pre teen. around that age i also steal stuff and not listen to my mom coz i sneak out to play. i think im a psychopath? today i cant stand the sight of animals being killed. but i still think im a psychopath coz i hate commitments to a partner. so i think i am a pycopath. lol.

Anthony22rd: I think I am antisocial , I don't greet people and I don't see anyone as a friend .  I avoid small talk with people I see everyday and I don't talk much either.

Butter Cup: the thing that I hate the most, is that the media glorifies this personality as cool and sexy and intelligent.

HyroDaily: (I am an untrained person)--What of all the people with APD that are highly successful people? I read an article once that suggested that many CEOs are of this type. Another, that it is possible to chemically simulate this effect. Would it be better for me to chemically change my emotions to become more successful? I know it's a weird question, but people take Prozac all the time to alter their personality, ethically wouldn't this be the same thing?

jimmy madsen: Your facial expressions is crazy girl.

Colleen June Glatzel: I lived and worked with somebody who most certainly had this. It's not an insult. I just hope he figures out a way to not hurt people for his own entertainment.

lost psycho: I'm Anti Social to boys and sometimes to girls.But,when I was a kid,I'm not a little bit Anti Social but when I turned into seventh grade,I became.And until now.Please help.I feel always that I loved being alone,I laugh with no reasons but in my mind,yes,it is.And I didn't socialize to others.But I have a friends tho.Help how I remove my Anti Social.

Jay S: I remember stealing, shoplifting and breaking into places I had no business being in, and lying for no apparent reason, since as early as 6 years old, I also remember manipulating and putting down people younger than me when I was alone with them, younger cousins, neighbors and friends, but stopped almost entirely when I was around 12 years old. The lying eventually stopped but I continued shoplifting, breaking into places, using and selling drugs, and putting people down through cyberbullying until less than a year ago. I also seem to switch back and forth from being very emotional and empathetic to being emotionless, apathetic, generally numb. I asume I don't have ASPD but it sometimes feels like I do, can anyone confirm?

James Mundell: Some of the comments here bother me, she is the expert or close to it because she has seen these things.

ShmiffyIII: Rule #2 Be a man of your word, Rule #3 Follow the social norms, Rule #4 never harm animals, Rule #5 Value friendship, Rule #6 Value others, Rule number one, is that you gotta have fun! We'll get him falling for a stranger. A player, singing I lo-lo-love you.

Eduardo Luiz O.: I do not know why but this girl is lovely. Good content.

yes India acid: Im diagnosed with it. dunno tbh

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