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(p. 45) Getting into the Mind of the Killer: A Psychological Autopsy of Seung-Hui Cho 

(p. 45) Getting into the Mind of the Killer: A Psychological Autopsy of Seung-Hui Cho
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(p. 45) Getting into the Mind of the Killer: A Psychological Autopsy of Seung-Hui Cho
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Aradhana Bela Sood

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780195392494.003.0004
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date: 12 July 2020

The foremost question in everyone’s mind after a shooting is, “Why did he do it?” This chapter provides the reader with a psychological profile of Seung-Hui Cho from a child and adolescent psychiatrist who served on the panel. In this capacity the author was privy to facts relating to the case and also had the unique opportunity to interview his family after the tragedy. Some of the disorders considered in his profile include psychosis, autism, Asperger syndrome, anxiety, delusional disorder, and antisocial personality disorder. The author clearly identifies the limitations of such an exercise but also gives the reader the basis of her conclusions.

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