Psychopathy and the Medical Profession

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Psychopathy Everywhere?


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 ……>]

Psychopathy and the Medical Profession



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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.”

    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


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    via Ann Miller RN MHA


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