Psychopathy: Traits, Challenges, and Why It’s Hard to Treat

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What does it mean to be a psychopath? A recent study examines the traits of psychopathy, like impulsiveness and lack of empathy, and reveals the personal and social costs associated with them. MHTN Chief Medical Officer Dr. Dan Bober joins hosts Patricia Wu and Jessica Reyes to explain the characteristics of psychopathy, discuss why it’s so difficult to treat, and offer insights for recognizing these tendencies.

Psychopathic Traits

Psychopaths often violate the rights of others. Some hallmarks are lying, manipulation, and a lack of empathy for others.

Challenges and Costs

Psychopathic traits can seriously disrupt a person’s life and relationships. While some benefit from their traits, it may come at the expense of those around them.

Treatment Difficulties

Due to their lack of emotional connection, treating psychopathy is extremely challenging. There are no specific medications, but some therapies have shown limited success.

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