Anti-social personality disorder is also sometimes referred to as sociopathy, and is used to identify people who behave with complete disregard for others' feelings. They demonstrate an indifference to whether they cause hurt or not. They show no guilt or remorse for their behavior.
- Adults with anti- social personality disorder typically show symptoms of conduct disorder before the age of 15-18.
- It falls on a spectrum, which means it can range in severity from occasional bad behavior to repeatedly breaking the law and committing serious crimes.
- Psychopaths are considered to have a severe form of antisocial personality disorder.
- Criminal behavior is a key feature of anti-social personality disorder.
Triggers - The Causes
- Physiological People with ASPD may have unusual levels of serotonin.
- Psychological About half of people with ASPD also have problems with drug or alcohol abuse.
- Biological Men are more likely than women to develop ASPD
- History of Emotional & Psychological trauma during childhood that influences their behavior
Symptoms - What it looks like
- Disregard for right and wrong
- Being callous, cynical and disrespectful of others
- Repeatedly violating the rights of others through intimidation and dishonesty
- Lack of empathy for others and lack of remorse about harming others
- Failure to consider the negative consequences of behavior or learn from them
- Recurring problems with the law, including criminal behavior
Treatment - The way to healing
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Family therapy
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