Ten Studies Into Psychopathic Personality - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780723601333, 9781483193267

Ten Studies Into Psychopathic Personality

1st Edition

A Report to the Home Office and the Mental Health Research Fund

Authors: Michael Craft
eBook ISBN: 9781483193267
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1965
Page Count: 136
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Ten Studies Into Psychopathic Personality concerns ten studies made on psychopathic disorders in Britain from 1958 to 1963. These studies cover 100 subjects who were admitted at the Balderton Hospital in 1958. These studies cover subjects such as diagnostic analysis, E.E.G. technique, parental separation and severity disorder, conscience, and prognosis of psychopaths. Six studies describe work on patient admissions for treatment of psychopathic disorders, while four reports investigate hypotheses through comparison of those admissions to groups of normal, delinquent, and psychopathic individuals. These reports show a continuum in personality disorder from normality, to minor behavioral disorders to extreme psychosis. Some general conclusions note that no evidence exists between direct genetic endowment from parent to psychopathic traits of children, as well as more studies need to clinically define psychopathic behavior from lesser personality disorders. Other conclusions show very little knowledge at hand for effectively treating psychopathic behavior; other results point to differential improvement to different treatments. These studies will interest, psychiatrists, psychologists, behavioral scientists, researchers and academicians dealing with deviant human behavior.

Table of Contents


Chapter One Historical Development of the Concept of Psychopathic Personality

Chapter Two Review of Literature Bearing on Aetiology of Psychopathic Personality

Chapter Three Diagnosis and Aetiology Illustrated by an Analysis of Admissions to a Psychopathic Unit

Chapter Four Aetiology Illustrated by the Early Adverse Factors Noted in Groups of Psychopaths, Delinquent and Normal Youths

Chapter Five a Hypothesis that among Balderton Admissions Severity of Personality Disorder is Positively Correlated with Adversity of Parental Relationship

Chapter Six Conscience in Psychopathic and "Normal" Adolescents

Chapter Seven Treatment Reviewed from the Literature and with a Controlled Series

Chapter Eight Follow-up Studies

Chapter Nine Conclusions

Appendix The Case History of Gwyn



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About the Author

Michael Craft

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Psychiatrist, Bryn-y-Neuadd Hospital, Gwynedd, North Wales

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