Anti-Social Personality Disorder

Antisocial personality disorder, sometimes called sociopathy, is a mental disorder in which a person consistently shows no regard for right and wrong.

Anti-Social Personality Disorder

Antisocial personality disorder is a personality disorder where an individual shows a pattern of apathy or disregard towards others. Often individuals with antisocial personality disorder have a history of impulsive behaviors.

Diagnosis

  • Aggression
  • Compulsive lying
  • Cruelty to others
  • Disregard for authority
  • Disregard for safety
  • Exploitive behavior
  • Lack of remorse
  • Substance use
  • Trouble maintaining relationships

Causes & Risk Factors

Antisocial personality disorder has been found to come from previous traumas, especially during childhood and adolescence. Common causes and risk factors for antisocial personality disorders include:

  • Abuse
  • Family history of substance abuse
  • Family history of personality disorders
  • Trauma

 

Treatment

Antisocial personality disorder can be treated. A licensed clinician will determine the best treatment options for you.

  • Medication Management: A licensed clinician can prescribe medication to manage the symptoms of antisocial personality disorder.
  • Therapy: Therapy and counseling can help treat antisocial¬†personality disorder. There are several different types of therapy and a licensed clinician will identify which are the most effective for you.

 

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