alexa The neurobiology of psychopathy: recent developments and new directions in research and treatment.
Psychiatry

Psychiatry

Journal of Forensic Psychology

Author(s): Cummings MA

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Abstract Psychopathic individuals account for substantial predatory and impulsive violence. To the present, the principal intervention used to decrease the harm inflicted by psychopaths has been confinement. Nevertheless, most confined psychopathic persons return to the community. Recent advances in the understanding of the neurobiology of psychopathy hold promise for new research directions and more effective treatments. In this article, we will explore recent advances in genetics, electrophysiology, brain imaging, and psychopharmacology, as well as, in brief, their implications for new directions in research and treatment. This article was published in CNS Spectr and referenced in Journal of Forensic Psychology

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