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Therapists Share the Moment They Realized They Were Dealing With a Psychopath

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According to the WHO, upwards of 1 in 4 people will experience mental health disorders at some point in their life. For many of them, this presents a major challenge to their day-to-day activities and relationships. For others, you might never know there was an issue at all.

But no other mental health topic is as little understood but overly represented—often fictionally—as psychopathy. This puzzling personality disorder has long fascinated humanity, not least of all mental health professionals.

When asked to share the stories of the moments they realized they were working with true sociopaths or psychopaths, this is what the professionals had to say.

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