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Antisocial Personality Disorder

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Nancy Tong

on 18 March 2013

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Antisocial Personality Disorder By: Nancy Tong, Aaron Peng, Brandon Hamblin, Nathan Hawke, Brian Yao Antisocial Personality Disorder is a mental health condition in which a person has a long-term pattern of manipulating, exploiting, violating the rights of others. Symptoms Causes ~Cause of Antisocial Personality Disorder is unknown.
~Genetic factors and environmental factors, such as child abuse, are believed to contribute to the development of this condition.
~The condition is common among people who are in prison.
~Some doctors believe that psychopathic personality (psychopathy) is the same disorder. ~Be able to act witty and charming
~Be good at flattery and manipulating other people's emotions
~Break the law repeatedly
~Disregard the safety of self and others
~Have problems with substance abuse
~Lie, steal, and fight often
~Not show guilt or remorse
~Often be angry or arrogant Treatment Antisocial personality disorder is one of the most difficult personality disorders to treat. People with this condition rarely seek treatment on their own. They may only start therapy when required to by someone else.
Behavioral treatments, such as those that reward appropriate behavior and have negative consequences for illegal behavior, may hold the most promise. Certain forms of talk therapy are also being explored. People with antisocial personality who have other disorders, such as a mood or substance disorder, are often treated for those problems as well. Expectations Symptoms tend to peak during the late teenage years and early 20s. They sometimes improve on their own by a person's 40s. Risks Diagnoses often associated with antisocial personality disorder include substance abuse, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and reading disorders. Jeffrey Dahmer He is a cannibalistic serial killer who killed 17 men in the Milwaukee area in the 1980s and 1990s. Dahmer exhibited many different aspects of ASPD, including lack of empathy, deceitfulness, and lack of regard for the rights of others. Robert Downey Jr. 50 Cent
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