Saturday, March 17, 2012

What Is Madness Anyway? Simply a Personality Disorder?

My research into the minds of serial killers informs me that if a person feels he or she can take the lives of innocent people without feeling guilt or remorse, that individual is incurably a psychopath and a permanent danger to society.

Extreme behaviors the lay person might simply call insane, deranged, or crazy, the legal and mental health communities call personality disorders. There are many ways to refer to psychopathic behavior, but they all spell grief and tragedy for the victims and the people who loved them.

Whether these cold-blooded murders are found innocent because of their insanity or not, it is difficult for the average person to understand why society should care more about them than they cared about their victims.

To better understand specifically what personality disorders are and how the mental health community categorizes them, I've attached a link below from the National Mental Health Foundation.