One in 25 people will have the disorders associated with ‘no conscience’ which include antisocial personality disorder, sociopath, and psychopath.
304 million divided by 25 = 12.16 million have no conscience.
Each antisocial/psychopath will negatively affect approximately 5 partners with their pathology. 12.16 million x 5 = 60.8 million people!
If existing medical conditions (like Diabetes or Heart Disease) or a more readily recognized mental health problem like Depression affected 60.8 million people, there would be a public educational campaign. Celebrities would jump on board to help the world recognize the disorder/disease. One would see billboards, walk-a-thons, and a proclamation signed by the President for Pathology Awareness Week. But there is none of that. Not only does Pathology slink silently by without recognition or assistance to others to recognize it, it racks up enormous financial debt for anyone and any system in its path. And that isn’t the end of tallying the human path of destruction. The “60.8 million negatively affected by pathology” figure doesn’t include children harmed. Since psychopaths (and other forms of pathology) are hypersexual, they tend to have lots of children. But even if we just allow for the national average of 2.5 children times 12.16 million psychopaths, we add 30.4 million more affected people. Add that to our 60.8 million people, and the number of people negatively affected by their pathology jumps to 91.2 million people.
As large as these statistics are, sadly, they do not include other forms of pathology related to Cluster B personality disorders . These disorders also negatively impact others, such as Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) or other disorders within Cluster B. Current stats say narcissism affects approximately 1% of the population; Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) affects approximately 2%. However, 60% of people who have 1 personality disorder have more than one personality disorder. Therefore it’s likely that NPDs also have BPD or some Antisocial Personality Disorder (APD) and APDs have NPD and so on. So those numbers represent an overlap. (This is starting to challenge my math skills…) But if we begin with the statistic that 1 in 25 have no conscience, then multiply that to estimate how many wounded people are out there–it’s a huge issue.
A psychiatrist once remarked, “I consider pathology to be the country’s number one public health issue.” And with good reason–these 60 million people are negatively (and sometimes criminally) impacted by someone else’s extreme pathology (Otto Kernberg called this pathology ‘Severe Personality Disorder’).
Exposure to a pathological causes emotional aftermath (sometimes with or without PTSD ). This aftermath causes treatable mental health symptoms like cognitive dissonance , intrusive thoughts, sleep disruptions, increase use of alcohol, concentration problems, flashbacks, depression , anxiety and paranoia . The emotional impact–referred to as “the aftermath symptoms’–leaves 50% of the affected people with PTSD. That’s almost equal to the percentage of war vets who return home with PTSD.
Phi Beta Iota: How the government acts in our name — what it does — is in our view the greatest contributor to cognitive dissonance and hidden angst. By making war crimes and domestic police state practices the “new normal,” the state is really messing with people’s minds, hearts, and souls.
White Collar Psychopaths — Can you put in plain English the usual MO of a psychopath or sociopath?
Power over. Charming. Manipulative. Pathological lying. Callousness.– lack of empathy, inability to stand in someone else’s shoes. Lack of conscience, remorse, empathy.