Antisocial Personality Disorder
By Caitlin Nagy 10-13-15 Period 2
The causes for antisocial personality disorder is unknown, but the evidence points towards inherited traits. Dysfunctional family life also increases the likely hood of ASP. Environmental factors play a part in ASP.
Irritable, impulsive, violent, and in many cases they are unable to show remorse for their behaviors. Aggression towards people or animals, destruction of property, deceitfulness or theft, serious violation of rules, lying is common , and they don't feel guilt.
ASP is three times more common in males then females. In the general population of U.S. 3% of males have it. And people show signs before the age 15
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.
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
Kenneth Bianchi- 64 years old
55 Pleasant St., Suite 207
Newburyport, MA 01950
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