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Case Study ASPD

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Alyssa Drexler

on 10 April 2013

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Meet John Fairiman Antisocial Personality Disorder A Case Study of John Fairiman Prognosis attends therapy periodically
developed new motivation to be a better man for his son
effects known to diminish with age
works to control and recognize aggressive behavior
Works Consulted "Antisocial personality disorder." Dean A. Haycock, PhD. and Emily Jane Willingham,
PhD. The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health. Ed. Kristin Key. 3rd ed. Detroit: Gale, 2012. 2 vols.

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Antisocial personality disorder. (2010, Oct 8). Retrieved from
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/antisocial-personality-disorder/DS00829/ By: Kara Gallagher, Kathryn Moore & Alyssa Drexler Antisocial Personality Disorder Smooth talker not based on a true story Who? teacher at GHS episodic behavior the incident personal history Definition of Disorder Diagnosis Treatment Discussion single dad of 5 year old
irresponsible- financially and morally
reckless driver
unpredictable outbursts
lacks empathy ignores school fights
frequent absence from school
blames students for bad grades
emotionally unstable
different jobs
many girlfriends
forgets son at school
aggressive late night, driving intoxicated
refused to take cab
hits student, Tara Moore, as she walks cross walk
minor injuries
takes no ownership for actions
Mr. Summers makes him see therapist in order to maintain job adopted
"perfect" sister
biological mom diagnosed ASPD
adopted mom substance abuser
absent father
began cheating, fighting & cutting class
depression, boredom... suicidal thoughts
insensitive of thoughts, feelings, emotions & safety of others
disregard & violation for rights of others
symptoms shown before 15 yrs
diagnosed at 18 yrs
conduct disorders:
destruction of property
violation of rules
inflated self image
irresponsible Physical exam
Laboratory tests
Psychological evaluation
many causes
effective treatment:
long-term effort & frequent check-ins
prescribed mood-stabilizing medication
cognitive- behavioral therapy sessions
construct negative behavior into positive & healthy thoughts
get in touch with sister
genetically influenced disorder
possibility of relapse
Nature VS Nurture Genetics? The End
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