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  • Antisocial Personality Disorder/ Psychopathy Paul Grunert Charles Manson Hannibal Lector (Fictional) Ted Bundy
  • Shared Traits:
    • Prolific Liars
    • No empathy for others
    • Lack of feelings
    • Early signs of violence (such as hurting animals)
    • Desire for exciting and often dangerous situations (such as committing a crime)
    • No long-term goals
    • Inability to keep long-term relationships
  • Psychopathic Traits:
    • Charming
    • Extremely intelligent
    • Ability to imitate human emotions
    • Arrogance
    • Inability to recognize any responsibility
    • Capability of committing any crime, including murder
  • Four Subgenres:
    • Distempered Psychopaths
    • Charismatic Psychopaths
    • Primary Psychopaths
    • Secondary Psychopaths
  • Distempered Psychopath
    • More prone to act out due to rage
    • More likely to commit acts of sexual violence
    • They receive extreme pleasure and get “high” off doing things with risk
  • Charismatic Psychopath
    • Charming
    • Manipulative
    • Excellent Orators
    • Very convincing liars
  • Primary Psychopath
    • Do not respond to punishment, stress, apprehension, or disapproval
    • Words do not have the same effect on the primary psychopath
    • Have ability to control their antisocial impulses due to an underlying motive
  • Secondary Psychopath
    • Unconventional and adventurous and risk takers
    • Stress reactive
    • They always want to avoid stress and pain, but they fall victim to temptation easily
    • The more an object or goal is “forbidden," the more they want it
  • Causes
    • Genetic:
    • - A decrease in the activity of the prefrontal cortex
    • - A hyperactive amygdala
    • Environmental
    • - Parental rejection
    • - Physical and sexual abuse
    • - Childhood deprivation
  • Childhood Symptoms
    • Pleasure in hurting animals
    • Habitual lying
    • No understanding of others’ feelings
    • Early sexual behavior
    • Disregard for rules
  • Other Disorders Linked to Psychopathy
    • Childhood Bipolar Disorder
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
    • Conduct Disorder
    • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Statistics
    • About 2 million people in the US have psychopathy or antisocial personality disorder
    • Everyone in the US is affected by a psychopath
    • About as prevalent as schizophrenia
    • 47% of male prison inmates and 23% of female prison inmates show psychopathic traits
    • 50% of law enforcement personnel who are killed are killed by psychopaths
  • Therapies
    • Much of therapy does not work, because psychopaths do not believe they need the help, so they refuse to participate in therapy
    • Therapists attempt to ease tension and set short term goals for people with ASPD so that they might get satisfaction easier and decrease their violent tendencies
  • Medications
    • Carbamazepine and lithium have been used to decrease impulsitivity in the psychopath, which is a major component in their behavior
    • These are the only two serious medications that have been used
  • Ted Bundy Interview
            • Ted Bundy Voice
            • Charles Manson Voice