Bad Boys, Bad Men: Confronting Antisocial Personality Disorder (Sociopathy) (Revised edition)

ISBN : 9780199862030

Donald W. Black
360 Pages
141 x 210 mm
Pub date
Mar 2013
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Several years after the first edition of Bad Boys, Bad Men was published, Donald W. Black, MD, brings us the Revised and Updated edition. Containing the same examination of antisocial personality disorder, Dr. Black continues to draw on case studies, scientific data, and current events to explore antisocial behavior in people. In this new edition, Dr. Black builds upon the succes of the previous volume and updates it with new research findings, including the genetic and biological determinants of antisocial personality disorder. Dr. Black also discusses the difference between, and overlap with, psychopathy. Several new cases have been added to Bad Boys, Bad Men including John Wayne Gacy, Mike Tyson, and Sadam Hussein. He also briefly discusses antisocial women, and provides a case example of Aileen Wuornos.


1. A Lurking Threat: Antisocial Personality Disorder and Society,
2. Searching for Answers: The Evolving Psychiatric View of Antisocial Personality Disorder,
3. Bad Boys to Bad Men: The Symptoms of Antisocial Personality Disorder
4. Naming the Problem: The Diagnosis of Antisocial Personality Disorder,
5. Divergent Paths: The Natural History of Antisocial Personality Disorder
6. Seeds of Despair: The Causes of Antisocial Personality Disorder
7. Overcoming Antisocial Personality Disorder: Options for Treatment
8. Power and Pretense: The Hidden Antisocials
9. The Antisocial Murderer: Gacy and Others
10. Antisocial Personality Disorder and Families: Finding Ways to Cope
Epilogue: Dispelling the Myths
Recommended Readings

About the author: 

Donald W. Black, MD, is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City. A graduate of Stanford University and the University of Utah School of Medicine, he has received numerous awards for teaching, research, and patient care, and is listed in Best Doctors in America. He serves as a consultant to the Iowa Department of Corrections. He writes extensively for professional audiences and his work has been featured in television and print media worldwide.

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