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The Psychopathy Is Blog

Our blog provides perspectives from clinicians, researchers, and those with lived experience of psychopathy to enrich and broaden the conversation about psychopathy and related disorders.

The Trickster

By Karolina Sorman – I still remember when he joined our team in my workplace. It was a long-needed energy injection. I had not traveled much abroad, and felt like I could experience the entire world through his vivid stories.

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Psychopathy Symptoms and Their Impact

By Carrie Barron – A psychopathic person can have a profound impact on others. Determining if someone actually has this condition can be a challenge but matters for treatment and prognosis. Diagnosis can be confounding because some of the criteria listed in the Psychopathy Checklist (PCL-R, below) overlap with other

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No One is a Psychopath

By Lillyth Quillan – When you hear the word psychopath, what is the first image that comes to mind? An iconic film character like Patrick Bateman from American Psycho, Hannibal Lecter from Silence of the Lambs, or Alex DeLarge from A Clockwork Orange? Or a real-life example like Dennis Rader

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Education IS What Matters

By Mary Turner Thomson – A couple of decades ago I met my perfect partner, Will Jordan. An American businessman living in Scotland, who was charming, funny, intelligent, seemingly kind and generous, and appeared to love me unconditionally. After a two-year engagement we got married and – even though he

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Borderline Personality Disorder and Psychopathy: What’s the Difference?

By Carrie Barron – What’s the difference between these two common and often-confused conditions? Borderline Personality Disorder is characterized by instability in identity, mood, and feelings of security. In the DSM 5, it is a Cluster B personality disorder, which captures disorders marked by dramatic or unpredictable behaviors.

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The Role of Nature in Psychopathic Personality

By Dean Fido – Humans share a well-documented and powerful connection with the natural world. Research has consistently found that individuals whose lives are interwoven and connected with nature experience benefits and improvements across many domains: quality of life, body image, and both mental and physical wellbeing.

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