The psychiatrist acknowledges the facts that psychopaths can be born with the traits as some experiment conducted showed that psychopaths have unusual brain activities. Psychopathic children display little fear for punishment, slow in doing certain things as compared to other normal children, and crave for things that excite their nerves. However, traits bravery, assertiveness, and sensation looking, which lead to rebellious behavior, can be directed towards a more beneficial course with good parenting style. Failed parenting style, motivate the children with psychopathic traits to unleash them through other destructive modes of behavior. In general, psychopaths are influenced by the way they are brought up (Ter Bogt et al., 2006).
A study by Erermis et al. (2004), explains that there is a correlation between the body weight and delinquency. The study affirms that there is substantial evidence today that obesity, anxiety and depression is dominant amongst the youths. The results based on the collect data show the sampled population of children aged 9-16 years with chronic obesity had a psychopathological traits of defiant.
Obesity has a direct relation to psychopathy in children as children with chronic obesity studies show that have frequent mood swing and show so defiant and aggressive behavior. These children develop antisocial behavior because of low self-esteem associated with their perceived over-weight body. They are in constant search of ways to prove their self worth and they use all ways including violent means (Maddan et al., 2008).
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