M. E. Thomas
The memoir of a high-functioning, law-abiding (well, mostly) sociopath and a roadmap—right from the source—for dealing with the sociopath in your life.
Born to Destroy is a riveting and nuanced journey through the interpersonal dynamics and life course of the female manifestation of psychopathy and the impact the disorder has within the family.
What do you do when the person you’re meant to trust the most in the world is the one trying to destroy you?
In 2006, Mary Turner Thomson’s world shattered when she discovered her husband Will was a bigamist, con man and convicted sex offender.
For his first fifty-eight years, James Fallon was by all appearances a normal guy. A successful neuroscientist and professor, he’d been raised in a loving family, married his high school sweetheart, and had three kids and lots of friends.
Help for Individuals and Families Affected by Psychopathy
Kazdin shatters decades’ worth of accumulated myths about tantrums, time-outs, punishments fitting the crime, and much more.
Ronald Schouten, James Silver
Mary Ellen O'Toole and Alisa Bowman
As one of the world’s top experts on psychopathy and criminal behavior, Mary Ellen O’Toole has seen repeatedly how relying on the sense of fear alone often fails to protect us from danger.
A guide for parents whose adult children have cut off contact that reveals the hidden logic of estrangement, explores its cultural causes, and offers practical advice for parents trying to reestablish contact with their adult children.
Stanton E. Samenow
If you sense that your child is seriously troubled, you may feel bewildered, helpless, ineffective. How can you stop your child from throwing away his or her life?
Vanzin, L., & Mauri, V.
This is a guide for parents and practitioners that offers practical guidance on intervention for children and adolescents with behavior problems. However, it is limited in its focus on treatments that have specifically proven effective for youth with limited prosocial emotions.
The Science of Psychopathy
This classic describes the first scientific conceptualization of psychopathy. Vivid case studies. Available for free
James Blair et al.
Edited book includes chapters from scientific experts on many facets of psychopathy. For researchers.
Adrian Raine, Andrea Glenn
Primer on the biology of psychopathy and the implications of biological findings.
Describes the author’s brain research on criminal psychopaths. For general audiences.
Paul Babiak, Robert Hare
Describes how psychopaths function in the workplace. For general audiences.
Your child is at risk if he has biologic relatives with ADHD, addiction or antisocial behavior.