The judge stated the obvious that the man showed an astounding Lack of Empathy.
In the discussion with the Judge, the man starts to Gaslight the Judge and states that he did not mean to do that. Then he blames the his girlfriend. He stated that his girlfriend pushed him to do what his did. The Judge responded with “So, You are the victim?”.
Click on the following link to view the Courtroom video: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article228084159.html
This was posted when the Study came out. I then pulled the post. I’m reposting it. To my mind it is rather interesting how a chemical pain reliever could affect the reaction of centers in the Brain which control our emotions and how and if we react to them.
A new Research Study out of The Ohio State University found that those who took acetaminophen showed a reduction in empathy. They weren’t as concerned about another person’s person’s hurt feelings. The Study was published on May 05 2016 in the journal “Social Congitive and Affective Neuroscience“, which is one of the Oxford Journals.
Acetaminophen is the main ingredient in the over the counter pain relief medication. It is also found in many Cough Syrups. Because it may be included in other medications and syrups, one has to be careful not to overdose which can cause Liver Damage and possibly death.
One of the major traits of Narcissists, is their lack of Empathy.
One of the Narcissistic DSM IV Criteria – “(7) lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others“. Yes, the narcissistic needs to also display 4 or more of the other criteria. Lack of Empathy is a wiring issue in their brain, likely due to Attachment Trauma during infancy.
I am in no away offering medical advise. One of the generally accepted major traits of a Narcissist is the lack of empathy. I have no idea what affect acetaminophen maybe might have on someone with NPD.
The authors of the study were:
and Jennifer Crocker
Video is courtesy of the Fox Business YouTube channel
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Are All Mental Illnesses Related?
David Kessler’s explanation of “Capture” could explain the formation and basis of Narcissism.
Who is David Kessler? He is the former Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.
His argument is that the process he refers to as “Capture”, is the “common mechanism” for all forms of Mental Illness and that it is based on the hard Wiring of the Brain and not on Chemical Imbalances.
David Kessler‘s view about “Capture“,correlates well with MRI Brain Scans of Narcissists and Psychopaths. Those Brain Scans show that their Brains react and process information differently than the general population.
Empathy lights up specific ares of a “more normal” Brain. Such does not happen with individuals with Cluster-B disorders. I have read that Brain Scans of Psychopaths indicate that areas of their Brains related to enjoyment light up when they view scenes of people being physically hurt or mutilated. Such never happens in the general population.
Because of specific hard wiring changes in the brains of say Narcissists, they in turn focus on selective stimuli – looking for and feeding off of Narcissistic Supply. The MRI Brains Scans also address why lack of empathy is a major Narcissistic trait and that it is directly tied to the way their Brain works.
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http://www.theatlantic.com/video/iframe/477918/ Video is courtesy of The Atlantic
There was also a radio interview with David Kessler on the Diane Rehm Show. In that interview, David goes into more fascinating detail about the idea of the process he called “Capture”.
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Empathy for others, is a large part of what makes us “Human Beings”.
Lack of Empathy is an Alien or Reptilian quality.
Empathy does not register in their mind. Maybe it is because of Childhood Trauma. Maybe no one gave a shit about them, when they were a young child and really needed someone to care, but no one did. Childhood Abandonment Issues is one thing which Narcissists seem to have in common.