Are people you know psychopaths?
Anti-Social Personality Disorder – Psychopath
This is an interesting article which gives the reader some insight into the realities of what is meant by an anti-social personality disorder. However, it is important to be aware that this is a diagnosis which can only be made by a psychiatrist who is trained to assess a wide range of conditions and to distinguish one from the other.
Where the article talks about traits, people may think they recognise them in themselves or others but, firstly these may not actually be what they seem and secondly ‘one swallow does not a summer make’. What is undoubtedly true though, is that there are times in everyone’s life where one needs to make a judgement about whether to put one’s own needs before, or after, the needs of others.
Dr Danny Allen, Consultant Psychiatrist is commenting after reading http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/psychopath-test-how-to-tell-condition-personality-disorder-partner-colleague-boss-friend-a7822396.html
If you have concerns about a friend or family members mental health or indeed your own, we would suggest talking to your GP in the first instance. They will be able to refer you to a specialist if they feel it is appropriate.
If you would like to be seen at Cardinal Clinic, please let you GP know as they will be required to write a letter of referral for you. If you have medical insurance we advise checking with your provider to obtain pre-authorisation. We also welcome patients who self fund their treatment.
More information about the conditions we treat can be found here http://cardinalclinic.co.uk/treatments/