I was watching The View on Monday. Mary Jo Buttafuoco was a guest and she described her now, ex-husband Joey as having been a sociopath. However, she didn't know it until years after his mistress Amy Fisher, shot her in the head. Shari said, "but I remember seeing you two at a comedy club like 10 years ago, and he was the life of the party, but I do remember looking at you and thinking this woman is not having a good time." Mary Jo said, that was Joey, always Mr. Charisma, always the life of the party. He could care less about anyone else as long as he was happy. I always thought a sociopath was easy to identify because they looked and behaved like the villains on Law and Order: Criminal Intent or SVU. :yup: Apparently a sociopath can be normal looking, even handsome, educated, and charming. Looking back on my truly, disasterous dating past I kinda wonder if one or two men I dated weren't sociopaths? As skanky and sleazy as Joey Buttafuoco is, he isn't a killer. Apparently the politically correct term for a sociopath is now anti-social personality disorder. Antisocial personality disorder Diagnostic criteria Three or more of the following are required: Failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviors as indicated by repeatedly performing acts that are grounds for arrest; Deceitfulness, as indicated by repeatedly lying, use of aliases, or conning others for personal profit or pleasure; Impulsivity or failure to plan ahead; Irritability and aggressiveness, as indicated by repeated physical fights or assaults; Reckless disregard for safety of self or others; Consistent irresponsibility, as indicated by repeated failure to sustain consistent work behavior or honor financial obligations; Lack of remorse, as indicated by being indifferent to or rationalizing having hurt, mistreated, or stolen from another. The antisocial behavior must not occur exclusively during an episode of schizophrenia or a manic episode.Deceit and manipulation are considered essential features of the disorder. Therefore, it is essential in making the diagnosis to collect material from sources other than the individual being diagnosed. So my question is this: Can a sociopath be cured via therapy and medication?