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Psychopath pharmacotherapy

Alan R Felthous
The received wisdom is that there is no known effective treatment for psychopathic disorders. Although outcome studies have not identified an effective programmatic treatment for psychopathic disorders, such studies tend to leave the question open. If behavioral science has not established that psychopathic disorders respond to a particular programmatic approach, neither are psychopathic disorders convincingly proven to be absolutely resistant to treatment. If no treatment is known to be effective in psychopathic disorders, then any treatment seems to squander resources...
June 2015: CNS Spectrums
Gabriele Masi, Pietro Muratori, Azzurra Manfredi, Francesca Lenzi, Lisa Polidori, Laura Ruglioni, Filippo Muratori, Annarita Milone
OBJECTIVE: Predictors of poor response to treatments in youths with disruptive behavior disorders (DBDs), including conduct disorder (CD) and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), are under-studied. Multimodal psychosocial interventions are the best option, but a significant portion of patients needs adjunctive pharmacotherapy. The concept of "psychopathy", and namely, the callous (lack of empathy and guilt) and unemotional (shallow emotions) trait, has been considered a possible specifier indicating a more severe subgroup of patients...
October 2013: Comprehensive Psychiatry
Seyed M Mousavinasab, Mohsen Gorganinezhad-Moshiri, Mehdi Saberifirouzi, Gholamreza Dehbozorgi, Davood Mehrabani
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common functional gastrointestinal disorder, and its definite etiology is still unclear. It has been shown that personality characteristics can affect the disease presentation and attitude of patient toward symptoms. This study was undertaken to evaluate the personality characteristics in patients with IBS in Shiraz, southern Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, the personality characteristics of 60 patients with IBS and 55 healthy persons were compared using Minnesota II Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2)...
October 2007: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
M Kristiansson
Treatment, comprising pharmacotherapy and an educational program based on cognitive behavior therapy, of four psychopathic, criminal men fulfilling the criteria for borderline personality disorder and antisocial personality disorder is described. The diagnoses were made during a forensic psychiatric evaluation. An estimation of the capacity of the central serotonergic system was performed by analysing the platelet monoamine oxidase (MAO) activity. The pharmacotherapy was combined with an educational program involving strategies for developing better impulse control...
1995: Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
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