Sociopath Treatment: Doctor Says Not 'A Whole Lot' Known (VIDEO)

06/28/2013 01:53 pm ET | Updated Jun 28, 2013
  • Huffington Post

Finding a treatment for sociopaths -- or a therapy to help them live more effectively -- is not so simple. Dr. John Edens, professor of psychology at Texas A&M University, joined HuffPost Live's Marc Lamont Hill to discuss the challenges the medical community faces in treating sociopaths.

"For the average person who has psychopathic or sociopathic traits out in the free world ... for the most part they're not seeking treatment," Dr. Edens says. "So we don't actually dont know a whole lot about treating people, because normally they're pretty self-satisfied and they think their lives are fine."

"They tend to not seek out treatment unless it's coerced by the criminal justice system," he continues.

To his point, M.E. Thomas, author of "Confessions of a Sociopath," says, "I would like to do my own form of confessional and try to be more honest with myself, try to be less delusional, try to figure out how to sustain a relationship."

For more on this discussion, watch the full segment below:

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