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Originally Posted by Nova
What if the severity of the PD, is based on the severity of the injury inflicted to the individual, during childhood ?

The reason I'm asking these questions, is to provide other options for members to view PDs from a different perspective.
Actually, this is the most widely accepted view of PDs that I'm aware of.

They appear to be caused by constant stress in early childhood, while the brain is in early development. That's the best-supported causal explanation that's been proposed to date.

I am a behavior specialist. That is my profession. I deal with people who have PDs, on top of genetic disorders daily. Except I don't write off humans as quickly as others do, just because the DSM-IV used to state we should.
The DSM-IV is only one resource, and I absolutely hate it, and will not use it. Period.
This is again, my statement, which I am entitled to, and not the opinion of this forum, in case that is misunderstood by the public, in reading this.
Personally, I don't see how classifying a disorder and giving it a name is "writing off" people. The DSM is just a way to communicate with others; if you give a diagnosis, you've now communicated a whole list of behaviors.

Who says that anti social PDs 'can't feel for others' ?

Where do people get information like that ?

If people would research how and why PDs are created, instead of WHAT they are defined as by the prehistoric DSM-IV, they actually might stop saying this stuff.

Anti-social humans are capable of feeling all emotions.
I wholeheartedly disagree.

While it's dangerous to assume anything that isn't demonstrated directly by behavior, it's difficult to comprehend how a person capable of empathy can commit the atrocities that these people do.

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