In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms. This week's term: Psychopathy We've all heard the term psychopath, but in popular culture it's not always used accurately. So what does it actually mean? Well, psychopathy is not a diagnosis in the DSM. The diagnosis that comes closest is antisocial personality … Continue reading What is… Psychopathy
When people see and hear statements or actions by others that seem to make no sense or are morally abhorrent, all too often mental illness is tossed around as a possible explanation. Take mass shootings, for example. For someone to do something like that, they must have something wrong in their heads, they must be … Continue reading Should mental illness be used to explain bad behaviour?