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Was OJ a psychopath or did he enter into a psychotic state?

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Please help me with this case study on OJ Simpson. Explain the biological, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral components of the disorder analyzed. Also, I need to include general information regarding the diagnosis itself and why did this person fit the criteria for this particular disorder.

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This discussion gives a number of potential conclusions that fit OJ's behavior and decides whether or not he was a psychopath.

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The emotional, cognitive and behavioral components of Borderline Personality Disorder consist of:

* Interpersonal Dysfunction
* Issues with perception
* Issues with emotional reactivity, including hyper-impulsivity
* Elevated reactions to emotional stimuli
* A biological predisposition
Journal of Research in Personality, Vol 42, Issue 6, December 2008.

Maladaptive behaviors include behavioral and emotional dysregulation (Linehan, 1993).

Individuals with BPD typically respond to an invalidating environment by becoming more emotionally vulnerable.

Hence, the importance to explain to clients during the onset of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) that the causes for their disorder are coming from two areas, one is a biological/or brain chemistry imbalance, and the other is an emotional response to the invalidating environment they live in.

As a result they display a heightened sensitivity to emotional stimuli followed by dysregulation of behaviors. Their perception of ...

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