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== == And if you possibly can, find someone trained by Dr. Robert Hare of Canada; he has developed a specialized type of therapy that will help child psychopaths (sociopaths) veer off the destructive path and have the best life the illness allows!

See his BOOK, "Without Conscience," available at online bookshops, and you'll be able to understand much more.

Until a child has been tested and evaluated by a professional, do not place a label on a child. Perhaps he/she is NOT truly a psychopath - He/she may have other things going on. Let a learned, experienced and TRAINED professional decide! TAKE THE CHILD TO SEE A CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST OR CHILD PSYCHIATRIST. It may take several or many visits to properly diagnose a mental problem, disease or disorder. Your observations, comments and experiences with the child will certainly be of great value in the final diagnosis, of course. I have nothing to do with any sort of mental health occupation, but I know parents, teachers, family members and friends are NOT trained PROFESSIONALS, so WE can't decide! SHOP AROUND for someone you feel has enough experience with the age group you are targeting. If YOU feel comfortable talking with the person, and see he/she has the potential to "connect" with the child, then you have found the right person. If you feel at all uneasy, or feel no progress or feedback is happening, MOVE ON. FIND SOMEONE ELSE. Some are better than others. Go with your gut feeling...It will usually be RIGHT! Good luck!


It is now known that it can be diagnosed in childhood, since the underlying brain dysfunction is present at birth.

It was up until very recently believed that children cannot be diagnosed as psychopaths; the newest research, recently published, says that it starts in the womb. The condition is inborn and, so far, incurable. But neuroscience will almost certainly be able to develop some way of compensating for and even partially correcting this terrible condition with the use of computer chips and other artificial implants in the brain, and as well a certain type of specialized inpatient therapy geared to awakening as much as is possible in the person as soon as the condition is diagnosed.

One of the problems with anything wrong with one's central nervous system is that if it's severe and pervasive enough, it can interfere with the autonomic and peripheral nervous systems as well. In psychopaths, such maladies as what was once called neurasthenia (a state of unnatural sedation) or epilepsy (seizure disorders) are far more frequent than in the general population. Many people who are not psychopaths have some of the more than 100 forms of peripheral neuropathy, but some of these may be more common in psychopaths.

The autonomic nervous system, which prepares the body for emergencies (fight-or-flight) is erratic and inefficient in a psychopath, which can, in some situations, lead to fatal accidents; human beings have adrenaline for a reason, and the sympathetic nervous system of a true psychopath is sluggish and cannot sustain arousal for long. (In Borderline Personality Disorder, the problem is the opposite: the sympathetic nervous system responds too easily, too strongly, and way too often!)

Aside from this is the fact that a true psychopath has an extremely peculiar brainwave pattern: while awake, their brain waves most resemble a hybrid of normal waking brain waves and alpha-level sleep waves. And they often tend to sleep deeply.

Emotionally, they are cold, detached, distant, and yet deeply resentful of normal people. They know they're missing something, and often spend most of their typically short, tragic lives avenging themselves on others for what they cannot ever enjoy. So they are not truly emotionless, but they do not love, do not know true joy, and are hostile and destructive.



It also includes some medications; check with your obstetrician before taking anything at all during your pregnancy!

During delivery, using a forceps to grasp the baby's head should be avoided if at all possible. Any touching of the area over the FONTANEL (soft spot on top of the baby's head) must be done with caution until the fontanel has closed.

Any head injury that causes dizziness -- even without loss of consciousness -- should be treated as a medical emergency.


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