The Relationship Between And Ace And Psychopathy

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In 1999, L.A. Marshall and D.J. Cooke, studied the relationship between and ACE and psychopathy. Fifty participants were diagnosed as psychopaths and fifty five were non-psychopaths. It was concluded that negative experiences in childhood greatly increased the likelihood of the diagnosis of antisocial personality disorder (Marshall et al. 1999).
BPD and the link it has to early experiences in childhood (living environment, parental relationships and traumatic experiences) was explored by M. Steele, J. Bate, A. Nikitiades, and B. Buhl-Nielsen in 2015. Attachment theory is also discussed in this article as a way of explaining the symptoms of borderline personality disorder. Steele et al.(2015) discussed how during adolescent years the support system and attachment system have an impact on identity formation, relationships with peers, views of the body and the development of autonomy. Each of these areas can be seen in borderline personality disorder in an unstable manner.
In 2015 A. Murphy, H. Steele, J. Bate, A. Nikitiades, B. Allman, K. Bonuck, M. Steele, studied a group of parents and their children and how ACE affected parenting. The mothers in the group identified as being a victim of ACE, this placed them at higher risk for mental health problems (Murphy et al. 2015). The children’s aged ranged from infancy to three years old. The interesting part of this study is that the mothers who took part in this were able to reduce adverse childhood experiences by 1/3 Murphy…
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