We appreciate the interest in our short letter.1
Further discussion here shows (1) with more examples that Samson overwhelmingly
meets the criteria for ASPD, (2) the utility of the DSM in clear cases, and (3) that the writer of the Samson story, most
likely Ahimaaz the Yahwist son of Zadok the Priest, had a remarkable grasp
of psychiatric disease as he knew all the criteria for ASPD (see below) and
what diseases to exclude.
Lewin Altschuler E. Samson, the Bible, and the DSM. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2002;59(6):565. doi: