Psychopaths theories and treatment

psychopathy theory measurement and treatment

Yang, M. For instance, some early accounts of this distinction were made primarily on the basis of anxiety. Specifically, there was about a twofold increase in the failure rates for sexual recidivism for the high psychopathy-poor treatment response group, compared to the other groups.

These rules, beliefs, and assumptions are the abstract regulators of the behaviour although they are not verbalized by the individual. By contrast, other psychopaths might be quite likable, interpersonally astute and adept at sizing up people and situations. The Guilford Press. Alprazolam-induced dyscontrol in borderline personality disorder.

Psychopaths theories and treatment

This result suggests that disruption in affective processing evident in adults is a deficit which begins early in life, having persistent effects into adulthood. As will be described below, these similarities also extend to neuropsychological, neuroanatomical and functional imaging outcomes, supporting a biological basis for the generalization of the construct to youth as a developmental disorder. Issues in Criminological and Legal Psychology, 24, 47— The effectiveness of violence reduction treatment for psychopathic offenders: Empirical evidence and a treatment model. Raine, A. An exciting development in this arena has been the development of bio-feedback interfaces with fMRI implemented as an aid for effortful self-regulation of localized brain activity, which might be useful in focused therapeutic settings aimed at developing healthy functional activity in paralimbic networks of those most at risk for developing psychopathy Sitaram et al. What works with sex offenders?

The psychopath magnetized: Insights from brain imaging.

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Psychopathy: Developmental Perspectives and their Implications for Treatment