Ted Bundy, a Cold-Blooded Serial Killer, and His Mental Issues

Ted Bundy (1946-1989) is a serial killer who murdered over 30 people in the span of 1974-1978 in Utah, Colorado, Florida, and numerous other places. He has confessed to more than 30 of the murders that he committed while he was on death row yet the estimated number is around 100. He has been executed by an electrical chair in 1989. He was a former law student and managed to charm the audience, especially women through the media opportunities he has been given thus people had a hard time believing he had what it takes to atrociously murder and rape women. After his crimes have been proven, people questioned if he was a sociopath. Psychology experts have studied him carefully and the thing that stunned them the most was his ability to live a double life. He had a relationship, was in law school while barbarically murdering women. professional believed that he had bipolar disorder due to his mood swings. Dorothy Otnow Lewis, who is a professor of psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine also made a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, but later changed her impression repeatedly. He is also a pathological liar because he continuously denies all the allegations and constantly states that he is innocent. While he was waiting on death row he described himself as "the most cold-hearted son of a bitch you'll ever meet". The mental illnesses he had are listed below:


antisocial personality disorder: Antisocial personality disorder is a personality disorder that begins in childhood or adolescence and continues into adulthood. Its core includes deception and manipulation and they consistently ignore or violate the rights of others.


sadistic personality disorder: People who have sadistic personality disorder get satisfaction from harsh treatment/ towards someone that they have control over. They are amused by witnessing and inflicting all kinds of pain on others. Biographer Ann Rule described him as "a sadistic sociopath who took pleasure from another human's pain and the control he had over his victims, to the point of death, and even after.


narcissistic personality disorder: It is a mental condition in which people crave attention and admiration, always want to sense their own importance, and lack empathy towards others.


paranoid personality disorder: People who have paranoid personality disorder suffer from paranoia, and always suspect everything, even when there is no reason to.

 

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