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2013-05-09 23:38:12

Experts at the Asheville Jung Center are planning a Webinar discussing new material that will be released in DSM-5 including changes to the diagnosis and treatment of personality disorders. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) May 08, 2013 There are several changes regarding Personality Disorders in DSM-5. One of the biggest changes in is the removal of the multi-axial diagnostic symptom. Thus, the personality disorders are no longer categorized under an "Axis II," but can still be added under the...

Can Someone Actually Be Born To Kill?
2012-05-09 04:58:53

Scientists have scanned the brains of psychopaths and have discovered they are physically different than “normal” people. The difference lies in the gray matter in the areas of the brain closely related to emotion. Psychopathic brains have less of this gray matter, according to researchers at King´s College London´s Institute of Psychiatry, meaning traditional behavioral treatment of these criminals may be missing the point. Psychopathy is often characterized as a...

2012-05-08 09:13:38

New research provides the strongest evidence to date that psychopathy is linked to specific structural abnormalities in the brain. The study, published in Archives of General Psychiatry and led by researchers at King's College London is the first to confirm that psychopathy is a distinct neuro-developmental sub-group of anti-social personality disorder (ASPD). Most violent crimes are committed by a small group of persistent male offenders with ASPD. Approximately half of male prisoners in...

2012-03-12 14:52:46

Although high levels of narcissism can impair ethical judgment regardless of one's religious orientation or orthodox beliefs, narcissism is more harmful in those who might be expected to be more ethical, according to a Baylor University study published online in the Journal of Business Ethics. "Devout people who are narcissistic and exercise poor ethical judgment would be committing acts that are, according to their own internalized value system, blatantly hypocritical," said Marjorie J....

2012-03-06 13:00:00

A new study by Marcus Arvan, PhD, appearing in the peer-reviewed research journal, Neuroethics, confirms and extends upon the results of an earlier study linking socially conservative views to three anti-social personality traits: Machiavellianism (deception), narcissism (overinflated sense of self-worth) and psychopathy (absence of guilt or remorse). Tampa, FL (PRWEB) March 06, 2012 A new study by Marcus Arvan, PhD, appearing in the peer-reviewed research journal, Neuroethics, confirms the...

2012-02-07 14:58:38

A new study in Biological Psychiatry With no lab tests to guide the clinician, psychiatric diagnostics is challenging and controversial. Antisocial personality disorder is defined as "a pervasive pattern of disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others that begins in childhood or early adolescence and continues into adulthood," according to the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) of the American Psychiatric Association. DSM-IV...

Image 1 - Genes Influence Criminal Behavior
2012-01-26 04:00:58

Your genes could be a strong predictor of whether you stray into a life of crime, according to a research paper co-written by UT Dallas criminologist Dr. J.C. Barnes. “Examining the Genetic Underpinnings to Moffitt´s Developmental Taxonomy: A Behavior Genetic Analysis” detailed the study´s findings in a recent issue of Criminology. The paper was written with Dr. Kevin M. Beaver from Florida State University and Dr. Brian B. Boutwell at Sam Houston State University....

2012-01-24 21:07:16

Rhode Island Hospital study finds changes could result in false-negative diagnoses A newly published paper from Rhode Island Hospital reports on the impact to patients if five personality disorders are removed from the upcoming revision to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 5th edition (DSM-5). Based on their study, the researchers believe these changes could result in false-negative diagnoses for patients. The paper is published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry and is now...


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