Claudia Moscovici


Psychopaths in Therapy

By now it should be quite obvious that a psychopathic partner will agree to go to therapy with you only if he believes that there’s something in it for him, not because he actually cares about [...]

The Science of Psychopathy

Since the early 1940’s, when Hervey Cleckley conducted his study of psychopathy, psychologists have tried to understand the physiological basis for this dangerous personality disorder. During the [...]

Escaping the Psychopath

On her website, Donna Andersen has several entries on how to leave a psychopath, step by step. She states that it’s important to build up your social network of family and friends [...]

Fascination with Evil

Benjamin Constant’s Adolphe Fascination with Evil: Addiction to a Psychopath One of the main reasons why some women knowingly choose to stay with dangerous men that I haven’t yet discussed in [...]

When you love your abuser

Stockholm Syndrome So far I’ve used the word “victim” to describe the women who suffer at the hands of psychopaths. Yet I don’t really like this word for several reasons. It tends to imply a [...]

Emotional Abuse

We usually recognize physical abuse because it often leaves external marks: bruises, broken bones, wounds, gashes or disfiguration. Because such abuse tends to be objectively identifiable, we’re [...]

No Friends but the Mountains

Documentary Filmmaker Kae Bahar’s eloquent call for Kurdish nationhood Documentary film director Kae Bahar’s No Friends but the Mountains is a must-see film for those interested in the issues of [...]

Why victims stay with a psychopath

Coping Mechanisms for Staying with a Psychopath In the hit song Fifty ways to leave your lover, Paul Simon gives a man advice about how to break up with his lover. His advice would serve well any [...]

Women Who Choose Psychopaths

Sandra L. Brown, M.A. published a very informative book on the psychological profile of the women who love psychopaths, to which I’ve alluded frequently in previous chapters. It’s called, [...]

Literary Psychopaths

Benjamin Constant’s Adolphe There have been a number of great novels written about seducers, some of which are about psychopathic seducers in particular. Of course, the tantalizing tales of Don [...]