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Differences between psychopathy and other personality disorders: evidence from neuroimaging

  • Sagari Sarkar, Ben S. Clark and Quinton Deeley
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ICD-10 and DSM-IV-TR diagnostic guidelines do not list psychopathy as a distinct psychiatric entity. However, there are significant overlaps between psychopathy and DSM-IV-TR Cluster B personality disorders. Neuroimaging studies implicate deficits in structure and function of frontal and limbic regions in this group of personality disorders, while highlighting both distinctions and overlaps between syndromes. Here, these data are reviewed and implications for diagnosis and clinical practice are discussed.

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Quinton Deeley, Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8A5, UK. Email: peter.q.deeley@kcl.ac.uk
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Differences between psychopathy and other personality disorders: evidence from neuroimaging

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