Antisocial personality disorder

It says lots of them do crime. Is crime a mental illness then?

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People with aspd aren’t mentally ill. They are completely rational. Their lack of empathy makes them prey on the weak. Sure, their brains are structured differently. But they know right from wrong. They just don’t care.

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He’s a neuroscientist that found out that he was a psychopath- I think his book provides good insight to psychopathy.

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This can be destructive. I want to not flag it but I want to call attention to it in the community, unless I’m a psychopath I think this could lead people to judge themselves :thinking:

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In other words, impressionable people could find themselves to be psycho

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I understand there’s nothing you can do basically, but I hope that people will build the thread to represent interest in mental health

Ive known a few sociopaths and people with aspd. From what ive learnt from them, they can be really nice and kind and normal. But they do have the capability of turning off and on their empathy and civility at will depending on the situation or whats needed. Some were super cool and lived normally, others sadly were pretty scary people. Depends on the individual i guess.

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Just like people with sz or bipolar or people without any mental health issue or disorder. (I mean as in anyone is capable of doing good or bad basically)

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Usually these threads get shut down so we don’t start bad mouthing people with other MIs


It’s not sz and I guess it could lead to misinterpretation by our community.

Aren’t we about psychosis at it’s basis anyways? Personality disorders are a problem as anything here in it’s broad diagnosis and people who may predate on our community???

As far as crime goes for the most part yes, crime is often enabled by some form of mental aberration but I wouldn’t use APD as representative of the claim though. Usually people making this claim quote the correlation between lead exposure and crime, not APD.

APD is not an easy topic to introduce. There is lots of debate surrounding it and in my opinion the basis for the diagnosis of APD is too detached from the discourse around it. APD is surrounded by all sorts of theories from different fields sold to the public as hard truths. It’s very hard to have an honest conversation about it as a result because it’s hard to separate fact from theory. In other words scientific consensus surrounding it is sort of like the scientific consensus surrounding the big bang theory, we don’t actually know the big bang happened but it’s the best theory we have with the evidence available and we’ve collectively decided to roll with it because it makes sense with what we know but it’s important to understand that not all scientific consensus is born equal and just like the big bang theory is there mostly as a placeholder and we are in no condition to make that claim with any degree of certainty, most claims surrounding APD rely on interpretations of interpretations of interpretations and while all the way they follow scientific consensus they are like the top of a house of cards, certain to fall should anything they are relying on change and psychiatry and psychology are way too green as sciences to give any real credence to many of the claims surrounding it, imho.

My brother has been diagnosed and it is more or less based on conduct.

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