Figure 1: Philippe Pinel (1745-1826) was first to describe patients with psychopathic traits. It was Philippe Pinel (1745-1826) (Figure 1), the founding father of modern psychiatry, who first described a group of patients afflicted with mania sans délire (insanity without delirium)(Pinel, 1801).Figure 1: Philippe Pinel
Where did psychopaths come from?
The term psychopathy comes from the German word psychopastiche, the first use of which is generally credited to the German psychiatrist J.L.A. Koch in 1888,39 and which literally means suffering soul.
When was psychopathy first discovered?
Although, often used interchangeably, the diagnostic constructs of psychopathy, antisocial personality disorder, and disso- cial personality disorder are distinct. The concept of psychopathy emerged in the late 19th century in Germany, and was used as a synonym for aggressive and irresponsible behaviour (Koch 1891).
Who is considered the father of psychopathy?
Robert D. HareRobert D. Hare CMKnown forWork on psychopathy, Psychopathy ChecklistAwardsOrder of Canada CPA Donald O. Hebb Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology as a ScienceScientific careerFieldsCriminal psychology4 more rows