Former designation for an individual with an antisocial type of personality disorder. SEE ALSO: antisocial personality, sociopath. [psycho- + G. pathos, disease]
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psychopathology, psycho-pathological

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psy·cho·path 'sī-kə-.path n a mentally ill or unstable individual esp one having an antisocial personality

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a person who behaves in an antisocial way and shows little or no guilt for antisocial acts and little capacity for forming emotional relationships with others. Psychopaths tend to respond poorly to treatment but many mature as they age. See also antisocial personality disorder.
psychopathic adj.

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psy·cho·path (siґko-path″) former term for a person with antisocial personality disorder.

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