Aftermath: Surviving Psychopathy is dedicated to educating the public regarding the nature of psychopathy and its cost to individuals and society.
We seek to support the families and victims of those with psychopathy.
We support research that aims to: prevent or minimize the development of psychopathic traits, reduce the impact of psychopathic traits, and understand and treat the aftermath of psychopathy. Our ultimate goal is to reduce the negative impact of psychopathy on the families and victims of psychopathic individuals.
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Welcome to the Aftermath: Surviving Psychopathy Foundation website. We are a non-profit organization: a working coalition of psychopathy researchers, mental health professionals, victims and family members of those affected with psychopathy.
Our purpose is to provide information and support to those whose lives, health, and/or careers have been placed at risk or negatively impacted by psychopathy. On this site you will find a moderated forum, a radio blog and informational resources. You may partner with us by becoming a member (click here), or by giving a donation (click here).
We operate a moderated self-help forum where victims, family members, clinicians and researchers can get together to share their experiences. [VISIT OUR FORUM]
Dr. Robert Schug broadcasts live from CSULB KBeach Radio Monday 4 P.M. Pacific/ 7 EST. Psychopathy experts are interviewed and questions from callers are taken. Prior broadcasts are archived and summarized and can be heard on this website. [VISIT AFTERMATH RADIO]
What is psychopathy?
Psychopathy is a personality disorder signified by a pattern of lying, exploitiveness, heedlessness, arrogance, sexual promiscuity, low self-control, and lack of empathy and remorse. Those who are affected may appear normal thus increasing their ability to effectively prey on others.
People severely affected with psychopathy have a false belief in their own superiority, a sense of entitlement and a complete disregard for social norms. They therefore leave a long trail of victims and survivors over the course of living their lives. Their victims include strangers, friends, lovers, co-workers and family members.
Unable to love, feel remorse or show any trace of guilt, they survive by charming, conning and manipulating others. Because they are impulsive and do things that hurt other people, psychopathic individuals are also called "antisocial" by mental health professionals.
What causes psychopathy?
Genes play a significant role in the cause of psychopathy. However socialization and other environmental factors interact with genetics, so genes are probably not the only determinant.
Psychopathy is very costly to society. The disorder is responsible for much human suffering. The disordered person, his/her family and nearly everyone he/she contacts is affected.
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We believe psychopathy is a serious disorder that hurts many people. Through our efforts, we hope to contribute to greater recognition of and greater understanding by both professionals and the general public of the nature and impact of psychopathy on victims/survivors.
We envision a future in which psychopathy has less of a negative impact on the families, friends, co-workers, and victims of psychopathic individuals as well as individuals with psychopathic traits themselves because of the establishment of:
• more effective methods to help victims/survivors recover from traumatic relationships with such individuals;
• more effective methods to prevent or ameliorate the development of psychopathic traits;
• more effective methods to treat psychopathic features.