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Suggest treatment to cure a sociopath

I have a friend who I suspect is a Sociopath. He has all the symptoms of the disorder and most of all I've had first hand experience of it as well as what I've heard of other peoples experiences. He is very verbally aggressive towards me when we're with a small group of people but at such events like parties he will try to "look after me" even coming up to me and saying, " I'm going to be looking after you tonight" but completely no explanation. I have no idea why he would hate me so much as I feel I've always tried to be nice to him even when he's being an idiot. What can I do to snap him out of it?
Mon, 11 Aug 2014
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Psychiatrist 's  Response

Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

I understand that you are worried about your boyfriend's behaviour and the possibility that he could be a sociaopath. Now, sociopathy, also known as antisocial personality disorder is a type of personality disorder.

Usually, it is very difficult to treat. There are no medication which can cure it and psychological therapy is the mainstay of treatment. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to get such people to agree for therapy because they often don't accept that they have a problem. I would suggest that you try convincing him to see a psychiatrist so that he can udergo psychotherapy.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar MBBS., DPM., MRCPsych.(U.K.)
Consultant Psychiatrist
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