reply to post by Alyssa
Ah, i misread what you wrote, my apologizes. I still find your lack of empathy for these conditions, and the proposed solution to "kill 'em" (as you
stated with Casey Anthoy) to be quite disturbing. Please don't let your fear of this type of behavior lead you into irrational decisions, and I
implore you to have an open-mind on this subject and try to understand what causes this type of behavior in humanity because "kill 'em all" isn't a
solution and ultimately you've just become an advocate for the behavior that you are against.
Perhaps you're unaware of the science and statics behind the disorder this girl has. Psychopath/Sociopath is not an actual clinical diagnosis, but
are sub-types of Anti-Social Personality Disorder. ( AsPD ) This disorder is found in about 1 in 25 people in America, and while not all of them are
"cold-blooded killers" they do cause a lot of turmoil and pain on society and the people who interact with them on a daily basis. The most common
cause of this disorder is CHILDHOOD ABUSE.
Go read the diary of the columbine killers, and try to do it without the knowledge that they were mass-murders. I forget the one guy's name, but his
diary was heart-breaking. He was constantly talking about how he felt worthless, transparent, "like a ghost to the world", due to all of the bullying
he had suffered from his peers. Likewise with the Virgina Tech shooter. In fact, in every school shooting within the United States, the only thing
that all of the killers have had in common is that they were all teased and bullied by their peers. They suffered emotional trauma, and this girl is
no different. If anything the trauma that she's suffered is worse due to the fact that she never developed the ability to love because of the
neglectful nature of her parents.
I'm also not saying to forget what she has done, but to look at the situation from all sides before bestowing judgement upon her.
"Oh but these people aren't treatable, and she'll just kill again, and again and again, if she's left to go free".
That's not true, and as i stated in a previous post in this thread. A form of therapy - neurofeedback - is gaining a lot of support from
psychologists because of how efficient it is at treating sever behavioral disorders.
The traditional methods of therapy ( drugs and psychotherapy/talk-therapy ) have about a 5% success at treating AsPD, and most people in the industry
consider them to be untreatable.
Neurofeedback has an 80% - 90% success in treating these conditions. If you're of the science mind, then the link below is to an abstract on a study
published a couple of years ago, and is exactly where the above figure comes from.
Here's an article written on the study
The researchers reported that 12 of 13 subjects who completed treatment experienced remarkable improvements on measures of behavioral impulsivity
(reductions in visual and auditory TOVA commission errors) and on all but one of the MMPI clinical scales, such as psychopathic deviancy, depression,
psychasthenia (anxiety), and paranoia.
12/13 = 92% of the subjects significantly benefited from neurofeedback.
A 2-year follow up revealed that the 12 who benefited from treatment continued to do so...
This was a therapy that took 3 months for the subjects to complete, and their results were maintained even after 2 years without therapy. So in this
girls case, if she received treatment, she could be a completely different person ( emotionally, and behaviorally ) by the time she's 19. The could
be said for any violent offender, male or female, that's alive today. We have the tools to help, and fix these issues without destroying more lives
in the process, and I see no reason that we ( as a society ) should not be actively trying to help these troubled individuals and integrating them
back into society as non-dangerous, well-adjusted, and fully functioning individuals.
Who knows, if this girl was treated, maybe she could go on to be a Dr and someday save your life, or come up with the cure for cancer.
No one asks to be born into the kind of *snip* that girl had to deal with as a child.
Edit: I should also note that AsPD is one of many conditions that fall into the DSM's Axis 2 diagnosis. The overall statistics of Axis 2 disorders
in the population is 1 out of 10 people.
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