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psychopathy

 [si-kop´ah-the]
older term for a mental disorder, sometimes specifically antisocial personality disorder. adj., psychopath´ic.

psy·chop·a·thy

(sī-kop'ă-thē),
An older and inexact term referring to a pattern of antisocial or manipulative behavior engaged in by a psychopath.
See also: personality disorder.
[psycho- + G. pathos, disease]

psychopathy

(sī-kŏp′ə-thē)
n.
1. A personality disorder characterized by deceitfulness, manipulation, grandiosity, lack of empathy or guilt, and often aggressive or violent behavior. It is sometimes considered a subset of antisocial personality disorder.
2. Mental illness. No longer in clinical use.

psychopathy

[sīkōp′əthē]
any disease of the mind, congenital or acquired, not necessarily associated with subnormal intelligence. Also called psychopathia.

psychopathy

 Antisocial personality disorder, see there.
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The Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory and psychopathy.
Ullrich, "Subtypes of Psychopathy in the British Household Population: Findings from the National Household Survey of Psychiatric Morbidity," Soc Psychiatry Psychiatra Epidemiol 47, no.
The most likely explanation of psychopathy is that, like any other personality dimension, it has a bell-shaped curve: a few people have almost none of the characteristics, most people have some characteristics of psychopathy, and a few people have a lot.
at 604 ("Research documenting serotonin (5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid; 5-HT) deficiencies among individuals with antisocial, aggressive, and impulsive behavior (Carver & Miller, 2006) suggests that genes that code for proteins important for monoaminergic neurotransmission influence psychopathy.
Effects of a parenting intervention on features of psychopathy in children.
Abnormal hippocampal shape in offenders with psychopathy.