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Anti-Social Personality Disorder

AP Psych

Liza D

on 8 March 2013

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Transcript of Anti-Social Personality Disorder

Liza Dinh | Anh Pham
Manly Pham | Diane Vu
Period 3 Anti-Social Personality Disorder References Theories http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/antisocial-personality-disorder/DS00829/DSECTION=treatments-and-drugs
http://www.dirjournal.com/info/americas-famous-serial-killers/ Theories of Antisocial Personality Disorder: Antisocial Personality Disorder is stemmed from a combination of biologic/genetic and environmental factors. 4) Erratic or inappropriate discipline and
inadequate supervision have been
linked to antisocial behavior in children.
The lack of consistent discipline for a child have
resulted in the lack of regard for rules
as well as the sense of delayed gratification.
The individual will also lack in
having appropriate role models and
learn to use aggression to solve disputes.
Furthermore, the individual will
fail to develop empathy and
concern for those around him/her. 2) individuals who have the disorder require
greater sensory input for normal brain function.
This theory is supported with the evidence that,
anti-socials have low resting pulse rates and
low skin conductance, and
show decreased amplitude on
certain brain measures. 3) An environmental theory
is that depriving a child of
a significant emotional bond could
damage his/her ability to form intimate and
trusting relationships with others.
This results to the individual to become
self-absorbed and indifferent to others. 1) the cause of
Antisocial Personality Disorder is
sourced towards the abnormalities in
the development of the nervous system.
Such abnormalities suggest that
the abnormal nervous system development reflects
towards learning disorders,
persistent bed wetting and hyperactivity. Men are four times more likely to be diagnosed than women Two to three percent of the population in the United States may have antisocial personality disorder Psychopaths or Sociopaths are people with this disorder that commit a pattern of serious crimes such as murders. Antisocial Personality Disorder is
marked by a long-standing pattern of
irresponsible or harmful behavior that
indicates a lack of conscience and
a diminished sense
of responsibility to others. Common symptoms include:
• Inability to feel sympathy or empathy for others
• Lack of concern for consequences of actions/behavior
• Chronic lying
• Aggressiveness and irritability
• Inability to learn from experience or change behavior based on past outcomes or predicted future outcomes They usually do not experience
any intense emotions and
remain calm in situations that
would normally arouse and
upset others. Definition Hospitalization becomes an option if the disorder becomes severe and self harm may be inflicted; therefore, it includes 24 hr. inpatient care, residential treatment and a supportive place to live Medications: there is no specific medication to treat antisocial personality disorder, but it can help with certain conditions that this disorder gives
antidepressant medications
mood-stabilizing medications
anti-anxiety medications
antipsychotic medications Psychotherapy (main way to treat disorder): process of treating a condition by talking about it with a mental health provider -there are 3 types of psychotherapy:
Cognitive Behavioral therapy
Psychodynamic psychotherapy
Psychoeducation Treatment Facts
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