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Psychopath vs. Sociopath: What’s The Difference?

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The terms “psychopath” and “sociopath” are thrown around interchangeably these days, but there is a difference.

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“Today, the terms “sociopath” and “psychopath” are used interchangeably — often as a nice way of avoiding “crazy” — yet in recent years the difference between “psychopath” and “sociopath” has become as widely pronounced as the scientific difference between shell shock and post-traumatic stress disorder, which is to say it’s massive.”

Psychopaths Might Have an Impaired Empathy Circuit

“When most of us imagine someone in pain, we feel uncomfortable and want to help.”

Neurological basis for lack of empathy in psychopaths

“When individuals with psychopathy imagine others in pain, brain areas necessary for feeling empathy and concern for others fail to become active and be connected to other important regions involved in affective processing and decision-making, reports a new study.”

Psychopaths’ brains wired to seek rewards, no matter the consequences

“The brains of psychopaths appear to be wired to keep seeking a reward at any cost, new research finds. The research uncovers the role of the brain’s reward system in psychopathy and opens a new area of study for understanding what drives these individuals.”
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