Psychopathy Uncovered

The Complete Guide to Understanding Psychopathy


First and foremost, what is psychopathy? psychopathy is a mental disorder clearly seen through antisocial behavior. there are two kinds of psychopaths. the first or “Primary Psychopath” is someone who is genetically a psychopath. the “Secondary Psychopath,” is someone who becomes who they are through environmental effects. 1 in 5 people diagnosed with Antisocial Personality Disorder (APD) is a psychopath. For clarity purposes lets look deeper into how someone is diagnosed with APD.

Signs and Symptoms of Psychopathy

Behavioral Analysis

Antisocial Personality Disorder, or Dis-social Personality Disorder, is a mental condition in which a person will often manipulate, violate, or exploit other people’s rights. someone may do this often through criminal activity. some believe that psychotic personality is the same as APD, while others believe that, yes it is similar, but a more severe disorder. Some common signs could include: lacking empathy or guilt, manipulation, lying, and cheating without hesitation.

There is no known cause for psychopathy. Biological, sociological, and psychological influences are believed to be possible reasons for psychopathy.

What is the Treatment for Psychopathy

There is no treatment for psychopathy.

What is the Prognosis for Someone Diagnosed with Psychopathy (or Antisocial Personality Disorder)

The prognosis will be hard to determine because there is no specific treatment for the condition. Some obvious outcomes for someone who engages in dangerous criminal activity will lead them to serious consequences. But if someone lives in a supportive house hold and is willing to start early psychotherapy (or talk therapy), it may be able to help with their antisocial personality disorder.