Psychopath Vs. Sociopath: What's The Difference?

September 24, 2014 7:41 PM

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Psychopath Vs. Sociopath: What's The Difference?

The term "sociopath" has a distinct meaning from "psychopath," "psychotic" and other "psych" names that get tossed around in the media, by forensic specialists and on TV shows about murderers.

But there are differences that distinguish sociopathy from psychopathy. Both are a form of antisocial personality disorder, says the American Psychiatric Association in its DSM-5 manual. These disorders share the following traits: propensity for violence, a remorseless mind, indifference to others' ...

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