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Antisocial Personality Disorder - Research Paper


Reylene Nayre

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Work Cited A.D.A.M. "Antisocial Personality Disorder: Medline Plus Medical Encyclopedia." U.S National Library of Medicine. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 7 Dec. 2012. Web. 10 Dec. 2012. <http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000921.htm>
Black, Donald W., and C. Lindon. Larson. Bad Boys, Bad Men: Confronting Antisocial Personality Disorder. New York: Oxford UP, 1999. Print
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Grohol, John M. "Antisocial Personality Disorder - Psych Central." Antisocial Personality
Disorder - Psych Central. Psych Central, 2012. Web. 10 Dec. 2012.
Mayo Clinic Staff. "Definition." Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 08 Oct. 2010. Web. 23 Nov. 2012. <http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/antisocial-personality-disorder/DS00829>. But could this word really describe a personality disorder? Definition Antisocial Personality Disorder: a type of
chronic mental illness in which a person's way of thinking, perceiving situations and relating to others are abnormal and destructive. Symptoms failure to conform to social norms
irritability aggressiveness
reckless disregard
consistent irritability
lack of remorse Causes Risk Factors Complications Test & Diagnosis Conclusion Definition Antisocial (n.): Not sociable; not wanting the company of others. Antisocial Personality
Disorder Reylene Nayre
Psych220 - Shakespeare Unknown Connections genetic factors
child abuse history misdiagnosed
suicidal behavior reckless behavior
child abuse
alcohol/substance abuse
gambling problems
problem with everyone persistence "ASD is one of the most difficult personality disorder to treat b/c ppl w/ this condition rarely seek treatment on their own. They only start therapy when required by court."
(Am Ac HealthCare Commission) Physical Exam
Laboratory tests
Psychological evaluation
Pinpointing disorder type Beyond than just not wanting to associate
habitually manipulate others socially
forming lies
abnormal behaviors
incurable without the desire Any
Questions? Treatments & Drugs Psychotherapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy
Psychodynamic psychotherapy (Aw.)
Stress and anger management skills Medications
Antidepressant medications
Mood-stabilizing medications
Anti-anxiety medications
Antipsychotic medications
Hospitalization Treatments & Drugs Contin. Genes based on personality traits passed on by parents. environment or life situations Example Orenthal James Simpson (O.J. Simpson) National Football League
(1995) criminal trial of O. J. Simpson for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman
"a great trash novel come to life,"
(2007) robbed a memoriabilia dealer at gunpoint in LV, NV
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