Psychopathy Is Not a Diagnosis: First of all, psychopathy is not actually a real diagnosis. The closest resembling diagnosis is 'antisocial personality disorder'. However, there have been many scales of psychopathy created over the years, including 'the Levenson Self-Report Psychopathy Scale' and 'the Hare Psychopathy Checklist'. These scales test how many psychopathic traits an individual … Continue reading 5 Misconceptions About Psychopathy
There is an ongoing debate on whether addiction is a disease or not. Most medical associations will define it as such - including the American Medical Association. Others, however, consider it a consequence of poor choices and that addiction can be broken with willpower alone. There is much evidence of both biological, behavioural and environmental … Continue reading Is Drug Addiction a Choice?
Attachment disorder is a broad term used to describe emotional and behavioural issues arising from failure to form healthy attachments to parental figures in early childhood. These issues include abuse, neglect or seperation. An individuals attachment style is determined permenantly before the age of 3. Types of Attachment: According to Mary Ainsworth, there are three … Continue reading What is Attachment Disorder?
The first asylums often included people that were seen as a nuisance to society along with those that were mentally unwell. This included criminals, prostitutes, beggars and those that were unemployed (Conrad & Schneider, 1992). That created a chaotic environment where it was difficult to determine who was fit for work and who was not … Continue reading The History of Asylums