Post Troubled Childhood Disorder (PTCD)

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Post Troubled Childhood Disorder (PTCD) has been added to the official list of Mental Disorders.     A professor of abnormal psychology at UC Berkeley, and his students interviewed 719 inmates on California’s death row.  Another professor and his students interviewed 369 Texas death row inmates.  Another interviewed inmates convicted of forcible rape and 2,118 child molesters in New York, New Jersey and Maryland prisons.  All three teams also conducted meticulous studies on the background of each inmate interviewed.

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Of the 1,088 death row inmates studied, all but six were found to have had a troubled childhood.

Most of them had been repeatedly beaten by their fathers, their stepfathers or by their mothers’ boyfriends.

Most of them had been raised in homes or neighborhoods where the illegal use of drugs was prevalent.

The six death row inmates that did not have a troubled childhood were diagnosed as being hardwired psychopaths.

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Of the 1,736 rapists, 1,679 had been sexually molested either by a father or stepfather, by a relative, by their mother’s boyfriend, by a priest, rabbi or pastor, or by numerous individuals during their early childhood.  The 57 rapists that did not have a troubled childhood were diagnosed as being hardwired.

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The contention that ‘rape is not a crime of lust but a crime of violence and power’ is DEAD WRONG.  Rapists had either one of two motives.  Some rapists suffering from PTCD were motivated by a hatred of women because they blamed their mothers for participating in or not intervening in the beatings they suffered during childhood.  Most rapists were motivated by a strong desire to have sex, and because of PTCD, they failed to exercise any self-restraint.

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Of the 2,118 child molesters, all but 17 had been sexually molested in their early childhood.   The 17 who did not have a troubled childhood were diagnosed as being hardwired.

Almost  all murderers, rapists and child molesters were suffering from PTCD at the time they committed their crimes.

The three researchers were also emphatic that with the exception of the hardwired psychopaths, none of the murderers should have been sentenced to death.

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More proof that strong caring father figures are essential for young males to make the leap from thughood to manhood.
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