– severely depressed
– severely anxious
– in a state of high emotionality
(In other words, they were not psychopathic but suffering from intense emotional distress).
Implications Of Study :
Due to these findings, the researchers pointed out that young people displaying behavioural problems such as those in this study should not be unthinkingly labelled as incipient psychopaths, punished and stigmatized but, instead, be given appropriate support and treatment such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and help controlling their intense and volatile emotions.
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David Hosier BSc Hons; MSc; PGDE(FAHE).
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