The neuropsychology of prefrontal function in antisocial personality disordered offenders with varying degrees of psychopathy

Margaret Catherine Dolan

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Background: Despite methodological differences between studies, it has been suggested that psychopathy may be associated with a ventromedial prefrontal cortex (VMPFC) deficit and antisocial personality disorder (ASPD), as classified in the DSM-IV, with a broader range of deficits in dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) and VMPFC function. Method: Ninety-six male offenders with ASPD who were assessed using the Psychopathy Checklist: Screening Version (PCL:SV) and 49 male right-handed healthy controls (HCs), matched for age and IQ, completed a neuropsychological test battery
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1715 - 1725
Number of pages11
JournalPsychological Medicine
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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