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What does "high endorsement of psychopathy" means? does it

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what does "high endorsement of psychopathy" means? does it mean the person has anti social personality disorder?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 1 year ago.

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Hello and thank you for using JustAnswer. Psychopathy in itself is considered much worse than Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD). You see if someone meets the criteria for Psychopathy than that person already has ASPD and other personality disorders and severe personality characteristics (e.g. flat affect, parasitic life style, history of criminal versatility, etc...). So yes this person will meet the criteria for ASPD, but in a much more severe way as he/she will meet the criteria for other major behavioral and personality characteristics. So when it is said that a person has a high endorsement of psychopathy, this usually means that he/she will meet the criteria for Psychopathy if the individual was given the appropriate assessments. The Psychopathy Checklist Revised (PCL-R) is the only valid and reliable assessment for diagnosing someone with Psychopathy, so that has to be given to confirm a diagnosis...but like I said when someone has a high endorsement of psychopathy than most likely he/she will meet the criteria for it.

Expert:  Dr. Z replied 1 year ago.

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