Use Of Sociopathy : An Alternative For Adolescent Personality Disorders ( Ocd )

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DEFINITION OF SOCIOPATHY Sociopathy usually refers to a person diagnosed with Antisocial Personality Disorders(APD), but it cannot be found in the DSM(Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders). The DSM-V defined APD as a pervasive pattern of disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others that begins in childhood or early adolescence and continues into adulthood. Antisocial personality has appeared in the DSM since its first edition in 1952, although it was initially labelled antisocial reaction under sociopathic personality disturbance. German-American psychiatrist Karl Birnbaum first introduces the term sociopathy in 1909, as an alternative for psychopathy. Sociopaths do share certain similarities with psychopaths, such as superficially charming, manipulative, and they are both pathological liars. But the there are still distinctively significant differences between the two. While psychopaths have control over their behaviors, sociopaths tend to be more erratic due to rage and anger. When it comes to emotions, sociopaths will manage with with whatever they have, however little there might be, causing people to think that they are disruptive. Psychopaths, on the other hand, tend to mimic emotions despite the fact that they don’t actually feel any, and thusly appear to be normal to other people. CAUSE AND DIAGNOSIS The exact cause of sociopathy is not yet identified, because how much the development of the disorder can be influenced by the environment

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