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A soiciopath goes to jail, plead guilty to beating his wife.

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A soiciopath goes to jail, plead guilty to beating his wife. Wife divorces him, he looses his home, respect from many, job/income and his appearance and health deminishes. He goes back to jail for violating a no-contact order. His appearance and health are deminished profoundly. He lives with an older brother who uses him as a "house boy"; one psychologist states: "He is weakened'" Can a soicopath/Antisocial Personality Disorder (diagnosed) person actually be broken/weakened?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr John B replied 5 years ago.


There is no reason why a person diagnosed with APD couldn't deteriorate psychologically or even develop an illness such as Depression (in fact APD often occurs co morbidly with Depression). People with APD have great difficulty with empathy but there is nothing in the diagnostic criteria that suggests that they couldn't 'break down' so to speak.

I hope this has been of some help, let me know if you have further questions or would like me to clarify anything that has been posted.

Good question by the way!

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