Psychopathy and the Medical Profession

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Psychopathy Everywhere?

A SPECIAL ME-P REPORT

By Michael Lawrence Langan MD

Psychopathy is present in all professions.

In The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success, Kevin Dutton provides a side-by-side list of professions with the highest (CEO tops the list) and lowest (care-aid) percentage of psychopaths.

Interestingly surgeons come in at #5 among the professions with the highest percentage of psychopathy while doctors  (in general) are listed among the lowest [more ……>]

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4 Responses

  1. How to drive doctors to suicide

    A step-by-step guide.

    http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2015/01/drive-doctors-suicide-step-step-guide.html

    Maurice

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  2. Without Conscience

    In his book Without Conscience, Dr. Robert Hare notes “If we can’t spot them, we are doomed to be their victims, both as individuals and as a society. ” Dr. Clive Boddy in Corporate Psycopaths observes that unethical leaders create unethical followers, which in turn create unethical companies and society suffers as a result.”

    http://psychopathyinfo.wordpress.com/2012/03/22/characteristics-of-corporate-psychopaths-and-their-corporations/

    And, if you look at the FSPHP branch of the ASAM that is exactly what you will find. less than 1/% of the population are psychopaths but they represent more that 10% of those in prisons. What is the natural history of the physician psychopath? You do the math.

    Michael Lawrence Langan MD
    http://mllangan1.wordpress.com

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  3. Who Are You Calling a Psychopath?

    By Glenn Wilson, PhD, FBPS, C. Psychol
    [Professor of Psychology, Gresham College, London]

    Do you have psychopaths in your patient population? Dr. Glenn Wilson discusses common traits of this unsettling personality disorder.

    https://secure.quantiamd.com/player/yzzmbunsn?u=nmzbmar&r=y&partner=q&m=epcma_psychopatha_134100&utm_source=marketing&utm_medium=best_email&utm_campaign=epcma_psychopatha_134100

    via Ann Miller RN MHA

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  4. On Hi-Tech

    “Technology allows people from the privacy of their own computer screen to say, ‘I don’t know if I’m depressed, but I’d like to find out more.”

    Barbara Van Dahlen
    [Licensed Clinical Psychologist]
    President – “Give an Hour”
    via Ann Miller RN MHA

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