Antisocial Personality Disorder

By: Arissa, Eamon, Kinsey, Hallie, & Richard

Classification & Symptoms

Antisocial Disorder is a pervasive pattern of disregard for the rights and feelings of others. A symptom of antisocial personality disorder, usually begins in childhood. ( even though in order for a diagnosis of Antisocial Personality DIsorder to be applied, the patient must be at least 18 years old with symptoms since they were 15 years old.) Those with ASPD tend to lie, break laws, act impulsively, and lack regard for their own safety or the safety of others.People may experience: hostility, aggression, impulsivity, irritability, or lack of restraint, anger, boredom, or general discontent

Causes

There is no actual cause of ASPD, but there are theories

Treatments

ASPD is very hard to treat. sometimes people with the disorder don't even want help, but people with ASPD need treatment and follow up over a long period of time. The best treatment or combination of treatments depends on each person's particular situation and severity of symptoms.

Clinical Definition

Antisocial personality disorder is a mental condition in which a person has a long-term pattern of manipulating, exploiting, or violating the rights of others. This behavior is often criminal.

Interesting Facts

In Childhood, children with ASPD may engage in activities such as being cruel to animals or setting fires.

The symptoms of ASPD are most active in late teen years or early - mid 20's.

Patient with Antisocial Personality Disorder describes his symptoms