February 20th, 2010

[t bundy] pensive

Debate/Discussion: Sociopathic/Psychopathic Minds

I'm going to try to keep this as short and simple as possible.

At a young age, I was diagnosed with a conduct disorder. Several years ago, I was diagnosed with Antisocial Personality Disorder. I endured years of physical, sexual, emotional, etc. abuse...witnessed deaths at a young age...had several severe head injuries (which I've read is also connected in a lot of cases of AsPD)...

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Should "sociopaths" be labeled a "lost cause", since there really is no "rehab" or "cure" for them?

Also, I've met many people who claim to be "sociopathic" but after a little bit of observation, I can pretty easily conclude they are not. Apparently the media has made it "cool" to be "without conscience". However, if people really knew what went on in "our" heads and what "we" had to endure to get to this stage, they may not be so quick to think it's "cool". Do you think people try to pretend to be something they're not simply because it's "in" or because a fictional character they like is that way?

So...there are some questions in there! And if any of you have any questions for me, feel free to ask. As stated, I'm an open book and usually tell it like it is, at least based on my knowledge and experience.

ETA: I'm not saying all sociopaths belong in a hospital or prison. Some live fairly "normal" lives...but others...