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Psychopathy is a personality disorder which involves “deception. manipulation. irresponsibility. impulsivity. stimulation seeking. poor behavioral controls. shallow affect. lack of empathy, guilt, or remorse. sexual promiscuity. callous disregard for the rights of others. and unethical and antisocial behaviors” (Babiak, Folino, &. Hancock, et al, 2012)
Hervey M. Cleckley is one of the pioneers of forensic psychiatry, specifically in the field of psychopathy (IMDb.com, Inc, 2013). Cleckley describes a psychopath as “someone who has only a very superficial sense of beauty/ugliness and only the most elementary understanding of the basic concepts of goodness, evil, love, horror, and humor” (IMDb.com, Inc, 2013).
Yes, forensic psychiatry is widely recognized as a medical condition. In fact, it is studied in relation to civil law and issues of criminal responsibility (Lotter, 2008). The disorder has also been used to define legal insanity (Arboleda-Florez, 2006).
Treatments available for forensic psychiatry are coercive treatments. One of these treatments is seclusion, wherein the patient is placed alone in a room or cell (Haw, Stubbs, Bickle, &. Stewart, 2011). Another treatment being given to patients of forensic psychiatry is the use of emergency intra-muscular medication which is considered a chemical restraint (Haw, et al, 2011). Haloperidol and chlorpromazine are some examples of medicines which are given during emergency situations (Haw, et al, 2011).
The use of coercive treatments often makes patients feel traumatized (Haw, et al, 2011). One thinks that instead of inhibiting criminal behavior, it may even encourage such behavior. However for those violent patients, one believes that seclusion may be a good alternative as it will prevent the patient from hurting others or himself (Haw, et al, 2011).