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Antisocial Personality Disorder

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Julio Fuentes

on 9 February 2014

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Antisocial Personality Disorder
Usage in Popular Culture
Famous People with the Disorder
Charles Manson is a famous American singer who was well liked by people. He was diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder, then he was accused and was found guilty of committing murders.
Joey Barton is a famous soccer player in Manchester City in England. He has manifested himself in different violent incidents as well as several disciplinary difficulties leading to imprisonment .
Kenneth Lee Lay is famous in America because of the continuous development and progression of the Enron Corporation. He was diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder. He was also accused of committing corporate abuse as well as accounting scams when he was in the business.
Summary of Article
This article begins by stating the negative by saying that little is known about most mental disorders. The author states it is hard to apply that knowledge and compare it to how ancient civilizations use to view these disorders. Many form these civilizations believed that the gods were responsible for these disorders. Physicians and others fought against these concepts in the 5th century B.C. This article presents the change as to how people perceive mental disorders and how they are treated in society.
1.Do you personally know someone with APD?
Yes: 2
No: 8
2.Do you think a person with APD can function normally with no treatment?
Yes: 2
No: 4
IDK: 4
3.Do you think APD means that the people avoid human interaction?
Yes: 7
No: 2
IDK: 1
4.Would you avoid someone with APD?
Yes: 1
No: 6
IDK: 3
5. How does a person with APD act?
Positively: 1
Negatively: 7
IDK: 2

Recommended Treatments
Mental health providers with experience with antisocial personality disorder are most likely to be helpful.
Treatment of this disorder usually involves long-term psychotherapy with a therapist that has experience in treating this kind disorder. Medications can also be prescribed to help with specific troubling symptoms.
Description & Explanation
Causes and Risk Factors
Works Cited
By Julio Fuentes
Percent of Population Affected
Results Explained
Antisocial personality disorder is a type of mental condition in which a person's form of thoughts, perceiving situations, and relating to others does not function properly. People with antisocial personality disorder lack the regard for right and wrong.
Antisocial personality disorder is known by a pattern of a disregard for other people’s rights. It usually begins in childhood or as a teen and continues into their adulthood. Antisocial personality disorder is often referred to as psychopathy or sociopathy in popular culture. These people typically lie, behave impulsively, and have problems with drug and alcohol use. These traits make people with antisocial personality disorder unable to fulfill responsibilities related to family, work or school.
Researchers don’t know what causes antisocial personality disorder. Personality disorders are believed to be caused by either genetic, environmental, or both influences.
Risk Factors
As mentioned, there are no precise causes known but there are certain factors that seem to make it more like to have the disorder.
Diagnosis of childhood conduct disorder
Family history of antisocial personality disorder or other personality disorders or mental illness
Being subjected to verbal, physical or sexual abuse during childhood
Unstable or chaotic family life during childhood
Loss of parents through traumatic divorce during childhood
History of substance abuse in parents or other family members
Approximately 1.0% of people aged 18 or over have antisocial personality disorder in America.
There is a trend of men being more likely to have the disorder when compared to women.
46.1% of those diagnosed reported that they were receiving treatment.
Diagnosing Mental Illness in Ancient Greece and Rome
By Julie Beck
1972: The Godfather: Antisocial personality disorder
1973: The Sting: Antisocial personality disorder
1974: The Godfather Part II: Antisocial personality disorder
1987 Michael Douglas Wall Street: Antisocial personality disorder
1991: Anthony Hopkins Silence of the Lambs: Antisocial personality disorder
2006: Forest Whitaker The Last King of Scotland: Antisocial personality disorder/narcissistic personality disorder
2007: Daniel Day-Lewis There Will be Blood: Antisocial personality disorder
In all these movies there is criminal activity
involved without care for the well-
being of others.
1.Do you personally know someone with APD?
The results for this question suggest that not many know someone with this disorder.
2.Do you think a person with APD can function normally with no treatment?
The results suggest that people with this disorder are believed to have the ability to function in society.
3.Do you think APD means that the people avoid human interaction?
The results suggest that people wrongly associate avoidance with this disorder when this disorder actually deals with the lack of empathy for others around them.
4.Would you avoid someone with APD?
The results show that people would accept someone with this disorder.
5. How does a person with APD act?
The results suggest that people associate negative behavior with this disorder which is true.
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