from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Mental disorder, especially when manifested by antisocial behavior.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A personality disorder indicated by a pattern of lying, exploitation, heedlessness, arrogance, sexual promiscuity, low self-control, and lack of empathy and remorse. Violent and criminal offenses may be indicative of this disorder.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Mental disease. See psychosis, 2.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Derangement of the mental functions.
- n. The cure of the sick by psychical influence.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any disease of the mind; the psychological state of someone who has emotional or behavioral problems serious enough to require psychiatric intervention
The word psychopathy dates back in an early form to the 19th century, but as a modern term it's primarily used in reference to the work of Canadian psychologist Robert Hare.
It was only a matter of time before House tackled a psychopath, and of course it would have to be someone where the psychopathy was a curable symptom.
One of the differences between anti-social personality disorder and psychopathy, which is not considered a mental illness, is that those who are psychopathic plan their acts of violence against others, whereas those who have anti-social personality disorder do not premeditate such acts.
O'TOOLE: Yes, it seemed to have started early on and there's still -- the jury is still out as to whether or not psychopathy, which is a personality disorder, if there is a genetic link to that.
Several areas of the brain have been shown to be implicated with antisocial personality disorder ASPD, commonly known as psychopathy or sociopathy.
Later on, Valerie's sister revealed that their childhood hadn't been kind, that her psychopathy, which is obviously a symptom, may have started during puberty.
First of all is the antisocial personality disorder, also known as psychopathy or sociopathy.
The instruments that would exhibit the core competencies for this position are the WAIS (Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale) which assesses his overall IQ, the MMPI-2 (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory) which assesses any pathological mental illnesses such as psychopathy and/or sociopathy, in particular, high school-level political science/civics and geography exit exams.
Thus, we are subtly introduced to the two over-riding themes of the antisocial personality disorder (still labelled by many professional authorities "psychopathy" and "sociopathy"): an overwhelming dysphoria and an even more overweening drive to assuage this angst by belonging.
Assuming it’s the same perp, assuming all the alleged suicides are really homicides, and with a caveat the size of your enormous ass, here’s a shot in the dark: antisocial personality disorder, more commonly known as psychopathy, but compounded by a phobia disorder, manifesting counterphobically.