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The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson
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Apr 04, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: md-elibrary, ebook, nonfiction
Read from April 01 to 04, 2012

This wasn't as in-depth as I had thought it would be. Basically Ronson starts looking into psychopathy, goes to a workshop to learn how to administer the test that measures the disorder, and talks to some psychopaths. I felt like he put too much of himself and his own fears and worries into the book, and just sort of scratched the surface. There's also a whole section on the DSM and how the expansion of disorders and the change to include measures to determine whether or not you have something has increased diagnosis of mental disorders (duh) which is causing other problems. Interesting but I wish he'd stayed more focused on his topic and delved deeper.

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