But it should be shouldn't It? Aren't psychopathy, narcissism and BPD all considered personality disorders? And if they are, why aren't they considered mental illness? What about serial killers who are psychopathic - why is that not considered mental illness? It makes no sense to me at all!!
I'm not here to argue with you, but pd's are in the DSM 4 as mental disorders, but are not mental ILLNESSES. Do you see the difference? Someone with depression or schizophrenia has a medically diagnosable illness. Someone with a pd has a disorder not an illness. Now this is a little contentious, however in aus, psychiatrists agree currently that a pd is not a mental illness, it is one extremely along a range of personalities.
You can't get off a murder charge by proving you have antisocial pd. you can get off by having schizophrenia.
He disgusts me. I dont think he is geniune at all... And he has a giant noggin like his father
There's plenty of people in the psychiatric forensic facility here who only have a personality disorder. The dsmIV categorises into disorders and disabilities.
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