The Psychopathy of Everyday Life: How Antisocial Personality Disorder Affects All of Us / Edition 1
  • The Psychopathy of Everyday Life: How Antisocial Personality Disorder Affects All of Us / Edition 1
  • The Psychopathy of Everyday Life: How Antisocial Personality Disorder Affects All of Us / Edition 1

The Psychopathy of Everyday Life: How Antisocial Personality Disorder Affects All of Us / Edition 1

by Martin Kantor M.D.
     
 

Is there a mild psychopath near you? Or in you? If so, what can and should you do? Find out in this riveting exploration of a personality disorder usually dismissed by the mental health profession, and never before the topic of in-depth scholarly exploration. It is comparatively easy to recognize the true, full-blown psychopaths-the Hitlers, Stalins and Gacys. But

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Is there a mild psychopath near you? Or in you? If so, what can and should you do? Find out in this riveting exploration of a personality disorder usually dismissed by the mental health profession, and never before the topic of in-depth scholarly exploration. It is comparatively easy to recognize the true, full-blown psychopaths-the Hitlers, Stalins and Gacys. But what professionals and lay people alike often do not recognize is that we are surrounded by mild psychopaths, people who do not reach the level of their infamous counterparts, yet still share some of their traits. Fifteen-time author Martin Kantor, a psychiatrist whose last work, Understanding Paranoia, also zeroed in on everyday problems, explains how to recognize, understand and cope with the mild psychopaths one encounters every day. Who are these everyday psychopaths? They are politicians who lie to get votes, swindlers who phish the Internet to steal identities, salesmen who push cars or other products they know are lemons, businessmen who dupe the public in ways that barely skirt the law, doctors who perform unnecessary surgery because they need the money. The list goes on. Some would argue that each of us must use some of the means of the mild psychopath to be successful in life. Where is the line, and what do you do when those around you cross it? The Psychopathy of Everyday Life helps you decide. Kantor spotlights and disproves widely-held beliefs about mild psychopathy, then shows us methods to deal with such people, and such traits in ourselves. His conclusions and vignettes drawn from the treatment room and from everyday life, for example, show that psychopathy is a widespread problem, not one confined to low life' people in jails, or to men and women in mental hospitals. Psychopaths are not all failures in life who could be labled either bad' or mad;' many are quite successful and held up as models. And they are not all guilt-free with no conscience; some do

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275987985
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/30/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
956,089
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction1
Ch. 2The psychopathy of everyday life11
Ch. 3Behavioral manifestations29
Ch. 4Some psychopaths of everyday life55
Ch. 5A few cases73
Ch. 6The core personality structure85
Ch. 7Differential diagnosis : associated and overlapping disorders107
Ch. 8Social issues123
Ch. 9Successful psychopaths133
Ch. 10Cause137
Ch. 11Course and prognosis153
Ch. 12Therapy of the mild psychopath157
Ch. 13Coping with the psychopaths of everyday life179

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