Bad Boys, Bad Men: Confronting Antisocial Personality Disorder (Sociopathy)

Paperback | February 5, 2013

byDonald W. Black

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Several years after the first edition of Bad Boys, Bad Men was published, Donald W. Black, MD, brings us the Revised and Updated edition. Containing the same examination of antisocial personality disorder, Dr. Black continues to draw on case studies, scientific data, and current events toexplore antisocial behavior in people. In this new edition, Dr. Black builds upon the succes of the previous volume and updates it with new research findings, including the genetic and biological determinants of antiscoial personality disorder. Dr. Black also discusses the difference between, and overlap with, psycopathy. Several newcases have been added to Bad Boys, Bad Men including John Wayne Gacy, Mike Tyson, and Sadam Hussein. He also briefly discusses antisocial women, and provides a case example of Aileen Wuornos.

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Several years after the first edition of Bad Boys, Bad Men was published, Donald W. Black, MD, brings us the Revised and Updated edition. Containing the same examination of antisocial personality disorder, Dr. Black continues to draw on case studies, scientific data, and current events toexplore antisocial behavior in people. In this n...

Donald W. Black, MD, is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City. A graduate of Stanford University and the University of Utah School of Medicine, he has received numerous awards for teaching, research, and patient care, and is listed in "Best Doctors in America."...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:February 5, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. A Lurking Threat: Antisocial Personality Disorder and Society,2. Searching for Answers: The Evolving Psychiatric View of Antisocial Personality Disorder,3. Bad Boys to Bad Men: The Symptoms of Antisocial Personality Disorder4. Naming the Problem: The Diagnosis of Antisocial Personality Disorder,5. Divergent Paths: The Natural History of Antisocial Personality Disorder6. Seeds of Despair: The Causes of Antisocial Personality Disorder7. Overcoming Antisocial Personality Disorder: Options for Treatment8. Power and Pretense: The Hidden Antisocials9. The Antisocial Murderer: Gacy and Others10. Antisocial Personality Disorder and Families: Finding Ways to CopeEpilogue: Dispelling the MythsNotesRecommended ReadingsIndex