CaptainVegetable wrote:Hi everyone. For a long time I've been thinking about whether someone with a psychopathy diagnosis can also develop PTSD? Because PTSD requires a trauma, and this by definition needs to have a negative effect on the person's emotional reaction, can a person with psychopathy, who cannot feel the full range of emotions develop PTSD?
If anyone has either of these diagnoses would like to pitch in with a comment, that would be great. Thanks!
a few years ago I saw a psych and we discussed some ptsd related issues. I wasn't diagnosed.
nor do I have psychopathy.
I read somewhere that psychopaths (born with the 'disorder'), are actually somewhat protected from the effects of SOME types of abuse, because as you correctly deduced, psychopaths lack some of the emotional capacities which make a normal person (or a person without psychopathy) vulnerable to abuse.
I read this in an article a few years back.