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ASD and a psychopath?

Postby guyonthewall » Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:49 pm

I was diagnosed with ASD at 41. However, I fit so well with being a psychopath it is scary. Is it possible I could be both?
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Re: ASD and a psychopath?

Postby GuyVinces » Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:03 am

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Re: ASD and a psychopath?

Postby houses » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:28 am

psychopathy is not a diagnosis.

antisocial personality disorder is a diagnosis. in order to receive that diagnosis, one must have done something bad in childhood to earn conduct disorder diagnosis (or would have).

still, autism spectrum disorder encapsulates much more than antisocial personality disorder would in more areas. personality disorders make interpersonal relationships uneven, one-sided, emotionally destructive, etc.

autism makes interpersonal relationships difficult to make, sustain, and end on their own.

antisocial personality disorder is typically shown with a severely diminished affective empathy and compassion, but normal or even better than normal cognitive empathy.

autistic people struggle with affective empathy in both directions (hyperempathy to no empathy), cognitive empathy (identifying how someone feels with reasoning). compassion varies in autistic people as in other groups of people.

autism spectrum disorder and antisocial personality disorder are not a common comorbid diagnoses. not impossible, but not likely.

that said, being manipulative, mean, and violent can be true of anyone.
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Re: ASD and a psychopath?

Postby LachrymosePhoenix » Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:21 am

They can appear similarly sometimes due to low empathy and a defeciency in the communication centers of the brain. It is unlikely that you have both.

Here's a fairly telling question: Have you been in and out of jail since you were young? Most ASPDs tend to be criminal, having little regard for safety of others or even themselves and do not learn from punishment.
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Re: ASD and a psychopath?

Postby MaxRaeder » Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:25 pm

houses wrote:antisocial personality disorder is a diagnosis. in order to receive that diagnosis, one must have done something bad in childhood to earn conduct disorder diagnosis (or would have).


My apologies but that is simply not true, one can have an ASPD and never been 'caught' at any time, doing anything.

One might as well say, under UK law it is a fact that officially no crime has been committed until someone is convicted of some alleged transgression... so Mr Smith, found with the machete in one hand and the woman's head in the other screaming "I killed the [mod edit0...... is not a murderer because he has not been to court yet.

As for psychopath and sociopath they are used in an attempt to create some sort of definition within ASPD.... Unfortunately there is no definitive description of either, as some Dr's say psychopaths are ordered, sociopaths disordered... whilst others the exact opposite.

I suggest the OP sees his medical care people and obtains a fully professional diagnosis.... This is the problem with the internet imo, well meaning people who are confused
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