Essay Symptoms And Differences Between Psychosis And Psychopathy

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Introduction Unfortunately, there is always a stigma that comes along with mental illnesses. For example, if someone has crohn’s disease the person is deemed fine, just has a minor illness. But, for a person with a mental illness, it defines who they are as a person. They are not deemed normal or okay to society. Society allows the illness to define who they are instead of them being a great person who happens to have a mental illness or disorder. Whether the person is born with the illness or develops it, it is no different from any other disease. When reading this paper, keep in mind that we cannot judge these people with mental illnesses, but rather further understand who they are or why they do what they do.

Psychosis and Psychopathy Many don’t understand the big differences between psychosis and psychopathy. The root word, “psych” or “psycho” is from the Greek word for mind or soul, but now “psycho” has such a bad connotation. Psychopaths and psychotic people aren’t always dangerous. According to Medical Daily, Psychosis covers many disorders. Many that consist of having hallucinations or delusional thinking. Negative thinking is a big issue with psychosis because psychotic people may often think that the world is out against them, or trying to harm them. Or they have hallucinations where they see or hear things that aren’t really there. Psychopathy usually refers to people who lack empathy. Psychopaths usually commit cruel crimes or do evil things with no remorse.…

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