Antisocial Personality Disorder

By Caitlin Nagy 10-13-15 Period 2

"We do not have to be mental health professional to identify the traits of the possible sociopaths among us" -By P.A. Speers

Persistent and persuasive disregard for and violations of the rights of others.

Background Information

Antisocial Personality Disorder can be seen in the early 19th century. In 1835 Prichard came up with the term of "moral insanity." For most of the 19th century "moral insanity was accepted throughout the European and American Court of Law, until Psychopathic Inferiority replaced it. Psychopathic Inferiority was described in a series of influential works by Kosh (1891) who believed that this was because the result of congenital (present at birth). Schneider (1923) is the one who developed the characteristics of psychopathy as a fundamental disorder of personality.In 1959 the Mental Health Act in the UK incorporated psychopathic disorder and allowed people to be admitted into hospital compulsory. Antisocial Disorder to this day is still not clear as to how it is caused but what we do know is that it has been recognized since the early 19th century.

Treatments/Medicine

There is no cure for Antisocial Personality Disorder but there are treatments and medications that can help.

Psychotherapy can be used to help teach people with this disorder what is wrong with what the are doing and how to control themselves.

Research had shown that there is no medication to treat this disease.

Criminals with Antisocial Personality Disorder

Jeffrey Dahmer-(1960-1994)

Albert Fish-(1870-1936)

Kenneth Bianchi- 64 years old

Agencies

Psych central - Psych Central
55 Pleasant St., Suite 207
Newburyport, MA 01950

Pub Med Health - mailto:info@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Nord- Washington, DC Office 1779 Massachusetts Avenue Suite 500 Washington, DC 20036 Phone: 202-588-5700 Fax: 202-588-5701

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