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Neal Caffrey Case Study
Transcript of Neal Caffrey Case Study
Name- Neal Caffrey
His father was a dirty cop, suspected of murder and fled when he was 3. His mom, his father's partner (Ellen Parker), and him were placed in witness protection. His mother left a couple years later and has been missing since then. He was raised by Ellen but ran away on his 18th birthday.
Profession- FBI consultant (Current), Theif/Conman (off and on), and Fugitive (former)
No history of mental illness
Statistics and Gender/Cultural Differences
Approximately 1% of the American population is diagnosed with ASPD
People typically under 30 years of age, but symptoms begin to manifest around 15 years of age.
More men are diagnosed with this disorder compared to women, because men are more likely to externalize their emotions. Gender roles are also another factor that plays a role.
This disorder mostly affects American culture
There is no cure for ASPD
Antisocial Personality Disorder
Classified under Axis II of the DSM-IV
Failure to learn from the negative consequences of behavior
Using charm or wit to manipulate others for personal gain or for sheer personal pleasure
Lie, and steal often
No feelings of guilt, or remorse
Break the law repeatedly
Have problems with substance abuse
Disregard the safety of self and others
Often be angry or arrogant
Lack of Empathy
Extreme narcissism and grandiose
By: Ariel Gholar
Melted Stolen Gold
Posed as a Prince, and as an admiral in the Royal Navy before
Professional Con Artist
Neal stole Poe's Tamerlane book, the Tamayo Painting, and Washington's love letters. Caffrey claims he sold Poe's book but alludes that he may still have the other two items
Neal Caffrey stole the Antioch manuscripts using carrier pigeons.
Neal stole the McNally Solitaire worth $2.5 million from the Scotland Royal Museum.
Neal may have forged the Papyrus Seven Scrolls.
ASPD is extremely difficult to treat, because people with this disorder may not believe or want to be treated. ASPD patients that are being treated need close-follow up over the long term. Doctors may recommend different types of psychotherapy depending on the situation. Therapy usually has a low success rate.
increase the awareness of negative, unconscious thoughts and behaviors, so the patient can change them
Cognitive behavioral therapy
help reveal the negative thoughts and behaviors, and teach ways of replacing them with positive ones.
No medications are specifically approved for the treatment of ASPD
No Alternative Therapies are recommended.
Works Cited Page
Oordt, D. (n.d.). Neal Caffrey Biography - Early Life. White Collar Characters: Neal Caffrey. Retrieved May 8, 2014, from http://www.whitecollarlexicon.com/neal_caffrey_biography.html
Antisocial Personality Disorder Statistics. (2009, January 1). . Retrieved April 28, 2014, from http://www.ietherapy.com/antisocial-personality-disorder/statistics/antisocial-personality-disorder-statistics.php
Antisocial Personality Disorder. (2005, January 1). Antisocial Personality Disorder. Retrieved May 8, 2014, from http://www.healthline.com/health/antisocial-personality-disorder#Treatments
Antisocial personality disorder. (1998, January 1). Treatments and drugs. Retrieved May 8, 2014, from http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/antisocial-personality-disorder/basics/treatment/con-20027920