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How frequently is it to confuse psychopaths with psychotics?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (20364points) February 15th, 2021

Just wondering? I did. Took me a bit to know that they are different illnesses.

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Caravanfan's avatar

Yes, you are correct. It is totally different.

gorillapaws's avatar

The names sound similar, but the disorders are very different. Psychopaths don’t feel empathy but are generally good at blending in and faking it (e.g. Dexter). Psychotics are out of touch with reality, think of someone tripping on acid.

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