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I think im a primary sociopath ,what do i do

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i think im a primary sociopath ,what do i do
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Luann replied 6 years ago.
Luann :

Hello

Customer:

hi

Luann :

First of all you should see a psychologist for an evaluation. A psychological evaluation will give you more answers. I do not recommend self diagnosis. On-line tests are screening tools, they will tell you if further evaluation is needed. I am guessing that you are distressed or unhappy with yourself. This is a good time to seek help.

Customer:

can you help me more

Luann :

What do you mean?

Customer:

am i really a sychopath

Customer:

distressed or unhappy ,i dont think so

Luann :

I can not diagnose on-line and neither should you. You deserve proper answers. The symptoms of Antisocial Personality Disorder (the proper clinical name) overlap with other disorders. A psychologist would look at all of your symptoms, background information and probably do some testing. This combination would tell you if you have Antisocial Personality Disorder or something else. You would also be informed of treatment options.

Customer:

why shouldnt i diagnose online

Customer:

please give me something ,im payin 35 dollers for this

Customer:

sorry,bad speller

Customer:

ok,im not really sorry ,but anyways

Luann :

Diagnosing is complicated. If you just look at one diagnosis, you are likely to find that diagnosis. For example when you look for Land Rovers on the road, you tend to see a lot of Land Rovers. You have to look at all symptoms, a person's social history, medical history and possibly testing to differentiate one diagnosis from another. On-line tests only look at one thing - depression, anxiety, sociopath, they are not completing a comprehensive evaluation. Why are you searching for a diagnosis?

Customer:

ive allways known i got serious problems,ive been diagnosed with everything in the book ,by doctors ive seen,multipal persanality disorder,syckinality,bi polar ,alot of stuff high anxiety,alot

Customer:

criminal problems,not voilent thou

Customer:

got into some fights in school but only a few,not college

Customer:

stealling problems

Luann :

You are describing a lot ot consider when making a diagnosis. Multiple past diagnoses, legal problems, etc. If you are not distressed or unhappy, than why is a diagnosis important? Maybe you should stop looking at that and just focus on any behaviors you want to change.

Customer:

i did have craniotomy surgery on march 20 of 2002,but i think that helped me in ways

Customer:

im on ss disability

Luann :

Is there something you want to change about yourself?

Customer:

ether avoid people or stop herting people,emotional hurting people

Customer:

change? a part of me doesnt care

Luann :

I encourage you to keep relating with people and to build positive relationships. This will be good for you. I applaud the fact that you recognize you are hurting people. Make a list of the things you do that are hurtful. Pick one of the things on your list to start working on. Starting on one thing will be a big step.

Customer:

one thing to start with,what one thing do you think

Customer:

pleaSE ,ONE THING ,THEN ILL SEE A DOC,CAPS LOCK SORRY

Luann :

This could be an ongoing process. Do you see a psychiatrist and/or psychologist?

Customer:

MY MOM SAID I SAY SORRY 2 MUCH

Luann :

First thing could be, only say you are sorry if you really are sorry. Another thing could be, do one nice thing for someone else every day.

Customer:

not anymore ,but i could easyly

Customer:

very very easyly

Customer:

money not a prob,time no ,tranpertation not a prob

Customer:

ive got really,really,good insurance

Luann :

I recommend you see a psychologist. One, they could answer your questions about diagnosis. You deserve to know what your current mental health diagnosis is. Two, you can work on improving your relationship skills.

Customer:

sorry thing is a habit,also i was thinkin about voulinter work,work?

Luann :

That would be an excellent idea. With disability you can work a certain amount of hours and not effect your benefits. Be sure you know what that amount is. Volunteering is a great option too. Having the structure that work or volunteering would add to your life would be very beneficial. It would also get you out more socially.

Customer:

is there a shrink that i should go 2 first ,a specalist in this area,what might i call them

Customer:

good for me,but what about people

Customer:

i dont want 2 hurt people

Customer:

i think im worryied about that

Customer:

specialist?

Luann :

I recommend you see a psychologist or clinical social worker first. Make an appointment as soon as possible. Look for a community mental health center. They will have a psychiatrist available too which may be helpful, but see a psychologist or clinical social worker first.

Luann :

Second, look into work or volunteering.

Luann :

Third, do one nice thing for someone else every day.

Luann :

Do those three things, you will be taking a big step towards not hurting people.

Customer:

specialist?

Customer:

is there one

Customer:

thank you for your help,ill see a doc,wait im sorry im not thankfull ,but i will see a doc,i really will ,very soon

Customer:

have a good day, i mean that

Customer:

i think i do

Customer:

by,by

Luann :

Good luck to you!

Luann :

Bye and Happy New Year

Customer:

ok

Luann :

Please click on the Accept button. Thank you.

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