Mental Health

Have Mental Health Questions? Ask a Psychiatrist Online

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Mental Health
This answer was rated:

How can I know if my husband has sociopathic symptoms?

How can I know if my husband has sociopathic symptoms?
Ask Your Own Mental Health Question
Answered in 10 minutes by:
4/15/2011
Kristin
Kristin, Mental Health Professional
Category: Mental Health
Satisfied Customers: 454
Experience: Licensed Mental Health Counselor. 11+ years specialist in mental health. Expertise and insight!
Verified

Hello and thank you for your question.

Can you describe to me why you feel he may have sociopathic symptoms? What are some of the behaviors and/or traits he exhibits that are concerning you? With a little more information about him, I can help you better. Thank you...

Ask Your Own Mental Health Question
Customer reply replied 6 years ago
He is a pathological liar. If you ask him where he has been as he come in the house he will say nowhere. If I say he is wrong about something, he said he will blame me for asking the wrong question. If I want to do something to the house that I know he would like he will tell me some one else is better and knows more even when I have done the same thing many times before and he liked it that way. If I don't feel well he leaves. He has said in the past that I am making believe I am sick just to get attention and he figures if he leaves I will get better. This has happened many times. He has done this when I have been in the hospital and had surgery. He does not trust me. I am a home body and rarely go far from home and he wants minute details of who I spoke to on the phone or saw. He when he leaves the house I ask him he is going and how long he will be gone his answer is just a few minutes. He will come back hours later and tell me he has been gone much less time and lie about the entire time he was gone. He is on his phone talking to people and tells me no one called. He is unfaithful. When I present him with facts of this he denies everything and makes excuses and lies. He askes me questions and I give him a truthful answers he argues with it. If he does not want to answer a question he changes the subject and goes on the offensive. It is always a matter of me having to give proof and him never believing it and him then telling lies. He is must control everything, no one is ever right, he is never wrong, women are only good to f--- if they are beautiful and young, etc. He is 72 and acts like a spoiled five year old.

Thank you for elaborating. The traits you describe her are similar to sociopathic behavior, although sociopaths can often get in trouble with the law and/or do aggressive or violent behaviors as well. He sounds like he could have a personality disorder, such as narcissistic personality, where the world basically revolves around him, he is always right, cannot take accountability, will lie and cheat, etc. Whatever makes him feel good and also has little to no empathy. see link: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/narcissistic-personality-disorder/DS00652

The traits often overlap as well. The main thing is to ask yourself how much longer you want to deal with this kind of person in your life, which such blatant disregard for your wellbeing, regardless of his supposed "diagnosis."

His behavior is completely unacceptable and very damaging to your self esteem and well-being as you know. Also, people who are either sociopathic or narcissistic do not want to get treatment or counseling as they believe there is nothing wrong with them. They feel it's everyone else who has the problem. So, his behavior changing or improving is very slim. However, I do recommend that you seek out counseling for yourself to explore your feelings about all of this, and to explore your options as well.

You can call your doctor for a referral, or you can look here and search by zip code for a therapist in your area. Please click ACCEPT for my help today, and also feel free to continue the discussion, even after clicking accept. Thank you.

here is the link: http://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/

Kristin
Kristin, Mental Health Professional
Category: Mental Health
Satisfied Customers: 454
Experience: Licensed Mental Health Counselor. 11+ years specialist in mental health. Expertise and insight!
Verified
Kristin and 87 other Mental Health Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now

Also here is a link about sociopathic personality (also called antisocial).

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/antisocial-personality-disorder/DS00829

Please click ACCEPT button so Im credited for my help today. Thank you.

Ask Your Own Mental Health Question
Ask Kristin Your Own Question
Kristin
Kristin
Kristin, Mental Health Professional
Category: Mental Health
Satisfied Customers: 454
454 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Licensed Mental Health Counselor. 11+ years specialist in mental health. Expertise and insight!

Kristin is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

I have been dealing with an extremely serious health crisis for over three years, and one your physicians asked me more questions, gave me more answers and encouragement than a dozen different doctors who have been treating me!!

Janet VPhoenix, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Keane

Dr. Keane

Therapist

1,379 satisfied customers

Clinical Psychology PhD, Licensed Professional Counselor with experience in marriage/family, teens and child psychology.

TherapistMarryAnn

TherapistMarryAnn

Therapist

4,021 satisfied customers

Over 20 years experience specializing in anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol, and relationship issues.

Dr. Olsen

Dr. Olsen

Psychologist

2,336 satisfied customers

PsyD Psychologist

Norman M.

Norman M.

Principal psychotherapist in private practice. Newspaper contributor, over 2000 satisfied clients on JA

2,246 satisfied customers

ADHP(NC), DEHP(NC), ECP, UKCP Registered.

Dr. Michael

Dr. Michael

Psychologist

2,177 satisfied customers

Licensed Ph.D. Clinical Health Psychology with 30 years of experience in private practive and as a clinical psychology university professor.

Steven Olsen

Steven Olsen

Therapist

1,728 satisfied customers

More than twenty years of expertise in counseling, psychological diagnosis and education

Anna

Anna

Mental Health Professional

1,656 satisfied customers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 29 years in addictions and mental health.

< Previous | Next >

Related Mental Health Questions
I'd like to know about my confidentiallity rights before
Hi, I'd like to know about my confidentiallity rights before describing my situation. … read more
JohnMichaels,MS,LPC
JohnMichaels,MS,LPC
Counselor
Master\u0027s Degree
170 satisfied customers
If a child cried after leaving a bonding assessment with a
Second opinion] If a child cried after leaving a bonding assessment with a mother (because she didn't want to leave the mother) would the therapist likely say the child has abandonment issues or would… read more
LeahMSWuofm
LeahMSWuofm
Clinical Social Worker
Master\u0027s Degree
764 satisfied customers
How do I deal with severe abandonment issues? I am
How do I deal with severe abandonment issues? I am constantly afraid of people around me hurting me or leaving me. … read more
JohnMichaels,MS,LPC
JohnMichaels,MS,LPC
Counselor
Master\u0027s Degree
170 satisfied customers
I live in Pennsylvania and I'm looking for an expert in the
i live in Pennsylvania and I'm looking for an expert in the area of Cluster B personality Disorders … read more
Linda D.
Linda D.
Master\u0027s Degree
793 satisfied customers
My mother watches my 2 children ages 7 and 4, 3 times a
My mother watches my 2 children ages 7 and 4, 3 times a week. She has been divorced from my fathers for 30+ years but still harbors resentment towards him. Growing up she told us things about the divo… read more
LeahMSWuofm
LeahMSWuofm
Clinical Social Worker
Master\u0027s Degree
764 satisfied customers
If a child cried after leaving a bonding assessment with a
If a child cried after leaving a bonding assessment with a mother (because she didn't want to leave the mother) would the therapist likely say the child has abandonment issues or would she say the chi… read more
JohnMichaels,MS,LPC
JohnMichaels,MS,LPC
Counselor
Master\u0027s Degree
170 satisfied customers
I suffer from anxiety, and have been taking Ativan 0.5mg,
I suffer from anxiety, and have been taking Ativan 0.5mg, one a day for 23 years. Recently my doctor told me, (because of some anxiety issues) I could take up to three of my 0.5mg Ativan. Is there a p… read more
LeahMSWuofm
LeahMSWuofm
Clinical Social Worker
Master\u0027s Degree
764 satisfied customers
My husband is addicted to porn. How and where can I get him
my husband is addicted to porn. How and where can I get him help? … read more
Linda D.
Linda D.
Master\u0027s Degree
793 satisfied customers
ADHD Question: Do adults who had ADHD growing up and with
ADHD Question: Do adults who had ADHD growing up and with continuing ADHD into adulthood have difficulty maintaining close relationships with others or appreciating the importance and value of other p… read more
TherapistMarryAnn
TherapistMarryAnn
Therapist
Master's Degree
4,021 satisfied customers
How should I handle a situation with a group of ladies who
How should I handle a situation with a group of ladies who asked me how a friend was and I felt compelled to answer about her health with too much info and now I am afraid my friend who has no idea th… read more
JohnMichaels,MS,LPC
JohnMichaels,MS,LPC
Counselor
Master\u0027s Degree
170 satisfied customers
I was interested in beginning therapy but researching if it
Hello! I was interested in beginning therapy but researching if it was covered by insurance … read more
LeahMSWuofm
LeahMSWuofm
Clinical Social Worker
Master\u0027s Degree
764 satisfied customers
At times I am happy an excited to be around others but
Hello,at times I am happy an excited to be around others but sometimes I feel like I can stare at a wall for hours, completely empty. What symptom would this be indicative of?… read more
Linda D.
Linda D.
Master\u0027s Degree
793 satisfied customers
I an suffering from severe panick disorder. It started 6
Second opinion] I an suffering from severe panick disorder. It started 6 months ago When I had them before I would meditate and pray and go to sleep . Now I have gerd and have to take medicine advil t… read more
TherapistMarryAnn
TherapistMarryAnn
Therapist
Master's Degree
4,021 satisfied customers
I am currently weaning from one anxiety medications to
I am currently weaning from one anxiety medications to another for hypochondriasis. I am under the guidance of my psychiatrist. I am finding my health worries are very high whilst I am switching meds.… read more
LeahMSWuofm
LeahMSWuofm
Clinical Social Worker
Master\u0027s Degree
764 satisfied customers
I'm a Bipolar 36 year-old male with severe anxiety and
I'm a Bipolar 36 year-old male with severe anxiety and depression. What is the best anxiety medicine I should be taken? I've taken Clonazepam for 8 years and it no longer helps. Would another drug lik… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,675 satisfied customers
I'm currently on fmla leave with plans to return to work Jan
hi i'm currently on fmla leave with plans to return to work Jan 17, however, today or saturday I had to go to the emergency room with elevated blood press or thy called it a panic attack … read more
Linda D.
Linda D.
Master\u0027s Degree
793 satisfied customers
Why is it that my husband will not make love and i mean it
Why is it that my husband will not make love and i mean it goes for months but i just found out that he will pleasure himself but he will not tell me why he just says that he has not sex drive … read more
Linda D.
Linda D.
Master\u0027s Degree
793 satisfied customers
I went through a major depressive episode after an abortion
I went through a major depressive episode after an abortion which resulted in several suicide attempts last year in June. Since then I've recovered and I'm doing well. I'm not on any current mendications and I'm still improving in my mood. Anxiety is stabilised and under control. However I want to return to my nursing school. My psychiatrist is hesitant to say I'm fit to return back to nursing as she has only seen me once. How do I go about getting a medical clearance? How do I prove that I'm mentally stable? It is important for me to continue my degree, as this is the first major step for me to take to regain some of my life back. … read more
Linda D.
Linda D.
Master\u0027s Degree
793 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x