Note from Amy:
A reader from Alberta named Holly wrote to this Diary of a Predator website earlier this month and said this in part about Brent Brents:
“Even if he is diagnosed a sociopath then why wasn’t he helped. Why is the word sociopath considered a moral weakness – yet people who are depressed or bi-polar are treated like porcelain?”
Which prompted this response, sent anonymously on 7/25:
I believe if Holly was to do a little further research on mental disorders, she would come to conclude that being a sociopath is not something that can be treated nor cured.
A reader from Edmonton, Alberta sent the following comment to this Diary of a Predator website:
Firstly, Amy I would like to commend you on your work. I saw the story on Investigative Discovery. I hope that you can pass onto Brent Brents that I do not believe he is a monster.
I do think believe mental health issues need to be addressed more than anything. The word “Sociopath” should not be used as a moral weakness. It should be seen as an opportunity to help a person. It IS a sickness – just like cancer.
I suffer with Borderline personality disorder. One of the most difficult disorders to diagnose.
Just to add I am not a doctor by any means but I can bet Brent Brents’ being diagnosed as a sociopath may actually be an inaccurate diagnosis. Even if he is diagnosed a sociopath then why wasn’t he helped. Why is the word sociopath considered a moral weakness – yet people who are depressed or bi-polar are treated like porcelain?
Just my thoughts. -Holly
Time: July 2, 2013 at 1:04 pm