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Antisocial Personality Disorder

Psych 12 group project

Hannah Dodson

on 31 May 2013

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Antisocial Personality Disorder By Hannah Dodson, Mitchell Gerry, Aaran Singh Sandhu and Beth Spencer-Spreeuw
Therapists will try to help the person understand the nature and consequences of their disorder, so they can be helped to control their behavior. But explaining or insight- oriented forms of psychotherapy are generally unhelpful to people with ASPD. Anti-Social Personality disorder is theorized to be caused by defects in the brain, specifically the amygdala and the prefrontal cortex, which are responsible for managing emotional responses and regulating behavior. In brain scans of people with ASPD there is a clear difference visible from a normal brain scan when a picture with emotional connotations is shown. Note. Antisocial personality Disorder (ASPD) is the
most difficult mental disorder to treat. Diagnosis Your average doctor might not have enough training to correctly diagnose antisocial personality disorder. Only a professional psychiatrist or psychologist will be able to recognize it and prescribe a treatment. It is rare to find someone less than 15 diagnosed with ASPD. However, most people with antisocial personality disorder are not diagnosed. They don't seek treatment because having ASPD does not significantly affect their life. Definition: Treatment Theoretical Causes Profound disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others Four main symptoms of antisocial personality disorder: Ego-centrism:
inability to consider another's point of view Lack of conscience, empathy or remorse Impulsive
behavior Superficial Charm:
inspire feelings of trust **This is not what the average person would expect from someone labeled "antisocial"** Category: Personality Disorders Inflexible, maladaptive personality traits that cause significant impairment of social and occupational functioning This often leads to irritability, aggressiveness, recklessness, or irresponsibility. -The 12-month prevalence of antisocial personality disorder is approximately 1.0% of the U.S. adult population.

-Out of the approximate 1.0% of people who have antisocial personality disorder, it was more statistically dominant in men than women. STATISTICS Their is no medication to cure ASPD however there are psychiatric drugs/medication that treat conditions.
Antipsychotic, antidepressant or mood-stabilizing medications can be used. Incarceration may be the best way to control the most severe cases of ASPD. Keeping antisocial offenders behind bars during their most active criminal periods reduces their behaviors' social impact. (BASICALLY to protect the public) Medication. Psychotherapy. Imprisonment. Most individuals diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder are divorced, unemployed, homeless, or involved in criminal activity. Some also become addicted to drugs or alcohol, or develop depression or anxiety. It is important to remember that having antisocial personality disorder does not turn a person into a violent serial killer. Some become con artists, businesspeople, "crooked" politicians, or CEOs. People who have been clinically diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder
-Jack Abbott
- Jack the Ripper
-Charles Manson
-Kenny Richey
-John Wayne Gacy
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