Inside the Mind of a Sociopath

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Mental health professionals consider sociopathy to be a personality disorder characterized by generalized apathy and difficulty internalizing and/or connecting to the learned social emotions. In her new book Sociopath: A Memoir, Patric Gagne freely admits the diagnosis applies to her, and attempts to help readers understand what it's like living with the complex personality type. Sociopathy is “an emotional learning disability,” she writes, resulting in gaps in the normal human range of feelings. The good news: research indicates that the condition is amenable to treatment, especially when addressed early.

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